Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
Critic Consensus: Divided between sincere melodrama and populist comedy, Madea Goes to Jail fails to provide enough laughs -- or screen time -- for its titular heroine.
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As ridiculous as his films frequently are, Perry, a shrewd yet benevolent showman, knows and loves his audience.
The women's prison dramedy I wanted never really happens.
Perry's playing-to-the-cheap-seats drag shenanigans hijack a morose street melodrama every 15 minutes and haul it into places even Flavor Flav fears to tread.
Adapting his own play, Perry has pared the plot way back while giving his law-breaking matriarch more room to run free.
Perry brings his own sensibility to every movie he makes and has enjoyed great success by following his own path. But he leaves you wanting more.
Audience Reviews for Madea Goes to Jail
Madea Goes To Jail is a fun movie for its comedy side, but the dramatic side is as stupid as any Tyler Perry film.
This movie is two different movies haphazardly smashed together. The two stories may have worked better separately, but together they suffer from jarring shifts in tone and a feeling of disconnection.
"If they got me got me got me I gotta get them get them get them"This does have serious matters in it. I only enjoyed Tyler Perry's part as Madea. Other scenes were okay. Too much seriousness seems always boring to me (doesn't mean I don't take things seriously, just happens during the movie that's it).
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