Madea Goes to Jail

2009

Madea Goes to Jail

Critics Consensus

Divided between sincere melodrama and populist comedy, Madea Goes to Jail fails to provide enough laughs -- or screen time -- for its titular heroine.

28%

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Reviews Counted: 50

70%
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70%
Average Rating: 3.8/5

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Tyler Perry transitions another one of his hit plays to the big screen with this adaptation of Madea Goes to Jail. The successful filmmaker stars once again as the mischief-prone older woman whose exploits this time lead her to jail, where she befriends and reforms a prostitute named Candy (The Cosby Show's Keshia Knight Pulliam). ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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Madea Goes To Jail is a fun movie for its comedy side, but the dramatic side is as stupid as any Tyler Perry film.

Bradley Wright
Bradley Wright

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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.

Matt Penney
Matt Penney

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"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).

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

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Tyler Perry can never go wrong.

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Rachel F

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