Madea's Family Reunion

2006

Madea's Family Reunion

Critics Consensus

Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion is sincere in its positive intentions, but leaves something to be desired as a film.

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Actor and playwright Tyler Perry returns as Madea, a brash but loving African-American grandmother with her own way of doing things in this screen adaptation of his popular stage comedy drama. Madea has her work cut out for her when she finds herself dealing with a handful of family crises the same weekend that she's planned a massive family reunion. Her niece Lisa (Rochelle Aytes) is engaged to marry a handsome and successful man (Blair Underwood), but the good news is blunted when she reveals to her friends that he beats her. Another niece, Vanessa (Lisa Anderson), has been having romantic problems of her own, and isn't sure she should take another chance on love with a humble but good-hearted bus driver (Boris Kodjoe). Madea's older sister dies, with the funeral landing the same weekend as Lisa's wedding. And on top of all this, a court order forces Madea to look after Nikki (Keke Palmer), a troubled and angry teenager from a broken home. Madea's Family Reunion also stars Lynn Whitfield, Jennifer Lewis, Cicely Tyson, and Maya Angelou. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Tyler Perry
as Madea/Brian/Joe
Boris Kodjoe
as Frankie
Akhil Jackson
as Jonathan
Cassi Davis
as Aunt Sarah
Leon Lamar
as Grover
John Lawhorn
as Uncle Pete
Afemo Omilami
as Isaac Sr.
Ryan Gentles
as Stripper Policeman
Judge Mablean Ephriam
as Judge Ephriam
Richard Reed
as Bailiff No. 1
Dale Neal
as Kid No. 1
Michelle Griffin
as Carlos' Woman Friend
Cedric Pendleton
as Carlos' Man Friend
Deanna Dawn
as Tyrequa
Enoch King
as Hykeem
Ginnie Randall
as Miss Samuel
Jennifer Sears
as Female at Reunion
Trey Rogers
as Young Man at Reunion
Tre Rogers
as Young Man at Reunion
Shannon Eubanks
as Secretary
Emmbre Perry
as Man on the Bus
Jeronn C. Williams
as Singer/Reverend
Johnny Gill
as Wedding Singer
Crystal Collins
as Singer #1
Regina Murff
as Singer #2
Rita Sands
as Singer #3
Karnelle Smith
as Singer #4
Philipia Williams
as Restaurant Singer
Steve Coulter
as Maitre D
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Critic Reviews for Madea's Family Reunion

All Critics (57) | Top Critics (20) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (43)

  • Nothing that happens seems the least bit believable, and everything is brash and loud. All that's missing is the laugh track.

    Mar 10, 2006 | Rating: 3/5
  • Perry's vaudevillian shamelessness and indifference to committee-approved taste are energizing and frequently jaw-dropping.

    Mar 7, 2006
  • Tyler Perry's heart is in the right place, but he still has a tin ear.

    Mar 7, 2006 | Full Review…
  • At times it feels as if Perry made three separate films, dumped them in a blender and hit the puree button.

    Mar 3, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Let's not sell Tyler Perry short. As the vinegar-witted Madea, he's a drag performer of testy charm, but in his overlit patchwork way he's also making the most primal women's pictures since Joan Crawford flexed her shoulder pads.

    Mar 1, 2006 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Though Perry's films are hard to defend on aesthetic grounds -- the crazy shifts in tone from operatic melodrama to broad comedy could cause seizures -- it's equally hard to begrudge the underserved audiences who embrace them so passionately.

    Feb 28, 2006 | Rating: C

    Scott Tobias

    AV Club
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Madea's Family Reunion

  • Oct 04, 2007
    This movie is really strange.
    Patrick D Super Reviewer
  • Aug 05, 2007
    Freakin' hilarious. I loved it.
    Rachel F Super Reviewer
  • Jul 29, 2007
    A few flaws but otherwise enjoyable movie, may be boring moments but only fleeting ones.
    Alexander C Super Reviewer

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