Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Reviews

November 24, 2011
Looking back, it's strange to remember that the first two movies were both hits, and that Paul Giamatti and Terrence Howard even saw enough in the premise to sign up for the original. At this point, it's really all just flab.
February 18, 2011
An assessment of the film as part of a dissertational examination of Lawrence's contribution to comedic posterity and to African-American cultural history will surely note that the film was not pre-screened for critics in advance.
February 18, 2011
Even Big Momma deserves better than this.
February 18, 2011
It seems fair to point out that of all the cross-dressing comedies of recent decades, none has channeled Some Like It Hot quite so thoroughly.
February 18, 2011
A film so drained of entertainment or simple humanity it is difficult to relate to as anything other than industrial artifact.
February 18, 2011
If Tyler Perry finds liberation in lipstick, Lawrence has become suffocated by Spanx.
February 18, 2011
Lawrence's gender-bending jokes are played out, and his slapstick is wooden and slow. It's understandable: Clowning around underneath that fat suit must be exhausting. Almost as much as watching it.
February 18, 2011
There's little that is fresh and nothing at all inventive about scenes involving the brandishing and firing of guns, the unfunny excesses of a putatively comical car chase, and the repetitious sass and brass of Big Momma's life lessons.
February 18, 2011
[This] extraordinarily witless movie operates as a checklist for cultural and racial clichs.
February 18, 2011
This is not a case of doubling the fun so much as an anxious attempt to revive a franchise running out of gas.