Madea's Family Reunion - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Madea's Family Reunion Reviews

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Kam Williams
BlackFilm.com
February 19, 2007
A Tyler Perry tour de force!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jim Ridley
Village Voice
March 7, 2006
Perry's vaudevillian shamelessness and indifference to committee-approved taste are energizing and frequently jaw-dropping.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 1, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
February 27, 2006
Brimming with cliches, Madea, like Diary, has an undeniable appeal, for those who can stick with it, in its earnest and unfashionable conviction.
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Chris Jones
Chicago Tribune
February 27, 2006
A generally enjoyable mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
February 27, 2006
Some parts of Tyler Perry's new movie are better than others -- and all of it is better than Diary of a Mad Black Woman, his last one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 27, 2006
This happy mash-up of romance, drama, low comedy and high drama works because it is all tied together by Perry's open-hearted conviction.
| Original Score: B+
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
February 24, 2006
For his revolutionist's passion and for allowing Tyson to once again fill the screen with her glory, Tyler Perry is my new hero.
February 24, 2006
[The film is] too long and its tone is disconcertingly uneven, but Perry never betrays or condescends to his characters: He agonizes with their unhappiness and rejoices in their victories.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
February 24, 2006
There's a ragged road-show texture to Madea's Family Reunion, which, along with the rest of the movie, would be easy to dismiss if one didn't suspect that it might be calculated.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
February 24, 2006
Perry has a heart as big as Madea's so, as the writer-director, he ensures his movie has the right sentiments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 23, 2006
No question, Tyler Perry knows what he's doing, and he's doing it better with each movie.
| Original Score: B
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
February 20, 2006
Domestic violence, incest and greed are some of the issues that boil over in this sweet and sour comedy that adheres to theatrical guidelines that are seldom politically correct.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
November 14, 2013
Tyler Perry means well, but there is no denying that all of this would work far better on daytime television.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 24, 2012
The dysfunctional script and operatically excessive direction ... land someplace closer to outsider art than bad moviedom.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Brian Marder
Hollywood.com
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat
June 21, 2008
All the while Madea's wit, which is refreshing on the stage, feels spurious and often misfires.
| Original Score: 1/5
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
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.
LaTonya Taylor
Christianity Today
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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