Madea's Family Reunion Reviews

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November 14, 2013
Tyler Perry means well, but there is no denying that all of this would work far better on daytime television.
January 24, 2012
The dysfunctional script and operatically excessive direction ... land someplace closer to outsider art than bad moviedom.
November 20, 2008
June 21, 2008
All the while Madea's wit, which is refreshing on the stage, feels spurious and often misfires.
March 1, 2007
If there's one thing that Reunion doesn't lack, it's good intentions. Unfortunately, good intentions don't automatically guarantee a good movie.
February 19, 2007
A Tyler Perry tour de force!
December 30, 2006
November 1, 2006
Although his work isn't high art and is occasionally problematic, he's telling stories that aren't often told. And for that, this black woman can't be too mad at him.
July 23, 2006
While not nearly as offensive or dim-witted as Diary, this one's still a gigantic mess.
July 22, 2006
May 12, 2006
May 6, 2006
March 17, 2006
It's interesting that nobody ever connects the dots between Madea's frequent corporal punishment of children (which is presented as instructive comedy) and the abusive grownups who function as Perry's villains.
March 11, 2006
March 10, 2006
Nothing that happens seems the least bit believable, and everything is brash and loud. All that's missing is the laugh track.
March 7, 2006
Perry's vaudevillian shamelessness and indifference to committee-approved taste are energizing and frequently jaw-dropping.
March 7, 2006
Tyler Perry's heart is in the right place, but he still has a tin ear.
March 4, 2006
March 3, 2006
Though she's its major draw, Madea actually appears in less than a quarter of the movie, and when she is onscreen she seems a shadow of her former self.
March 3, 2006
At times it feels as if Perry made three separate films, dumped them in a blender and hit the puree button.
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