| Original Score: 2/5
Critic-proof, many-hatted Tyler Perry has done it again: delivered an overreaching and overexpositional melodrama that opened at No. 1.
| Original Score: C
A simple, feeble-minded film with a high-school-level screenplay.
| Original Score: D
Isn't there anything better for the urban-marketed movies than this dreck?
| Original Score: 3/10
Unfortunately, for all its superficial entertainment value, Perry-ites won't recognize much of Why Did I Get Married? And in this case, a lack of familiarity just may breed contempt.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Why Did I Get Married? is Tyler Perry's best screen effort to date, which is to say it's comfortably mediocre instead of criminally intolerable.
Made up largely of Statements and less of character arcs or human psychology.
| Original Score: 4/10
Perry's films are review-proof and he knows it.
| Original Score: 3/5
In the end, it's easy to answer the question: why don't we care what happens one way or the other?
| Original Score: 1.5/4
in a strange way, this film can be therapeutic for the average person, the same way The Jerry Springer Show is
Tyler Perry is a cultural phenomenon, specifically targeting an affluent, African-American audience.
| Original Score: 5/10
You don't have to be black to enjoy the film, but you do need a strong desire to watch people work out their issues using pop-psychology and self-help techniques.
| Original Score: 2/4
There's such an overriding sense of soap opera that I kept expecting a commercial break.
| Original Score: 1/5
Here's what filmmaker Tyler Perry does well: featuring characters not traditionally seen in movies. Here's where he could use some help: in toning down some grossly over-the-top dramatics.
With its retro credit sequence, Why Did I Get Married? proudly flaunts its maker's right to make movies as badly as Bart Freundlich, Peyton Reed, and Woody Allen.
Faulting Tyler Perry for his nonsensical, melodramatic plots is a little like accusing Douglas Sirk of using too much color.
| Original Score: 2/6
Stiffly written, didactic, and whiplash-inducing in its tonal shifts.
Is it overboard to consider the Tyler Perry phenomenon a cult?
The real question for me about Tyler Perry's Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? came about 30 minutes into the film: 'Why am I watching this movie?'