Madea's Family Reunion - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Madea's Family Reunion Reviews

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John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
February 27, 2006
It's possible to admire the message and the messenger but not the cinematic vehicle.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 27, 2006
That's the most offensive thing about Madea: the way it pretends to deal with difficult problems -- child abuse, rape, spousal abuse -- and then offers simplistic answers.
Eric D. Snider
February 26, 2006
Better than its predecessor, but only in the same way that the bomb on Nagasaki was better than the one on Hiroshima.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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
Brian Orndorf
February 24, 2006
Madea is one extended, brutal soap opera, stacked with mediocre actors in an endless "smell the fart" acting contest (Lynn Whitfield wins), and kills any chance for important messages to be taken seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
February 27, 2006
Too bad the story is so predictable and the big wedding scene, in which women dressed as angels dangle from the church ceiling strumming harps, is cornier than an Orville Redenbacher factory.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Marder
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Christy Lemire
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
March 3, 2006
At times it feels as if Perry made three separate films, dumped them in a blender and hit the puree button.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
March 7, 2006
Tyler Perry's heart is in the right place, but he still has a tin ear.
Frank Ochieng
February 25, 2006
Reunion plays like some dizzy-minded daytime drama that's complete with transparent pesky personalities wrapped up in a numb sermonizing of faith and fruitless frolic.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
David Cornelius
July 23, 2006
While not nearly as offensive or dim-witted as Diary, this one's still a gigantic mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Peter Sobczynski
May 6, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
Matt Pais
February 27, 2006
Madea's Family Reunion does an amateur job of addressing valid issues of love, faith and independence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
February 24, 2006
I'm just not on the guest list.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Paul Schrodt
Slant Magazine
February 26, 2006
"Trapped in the closet" fittingly describes Tyler Perry's lurid melodrama, in which characters repeatedly stumble onto others' dark secrets during living room chats.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
February 26, 2006
If Tyler Perry worked in construction, he'd use a sledgehammer when a tack hammer would get the job done. At least that's the impression given by his didactic film.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Jackie K. Cooper
February 28, 2006
Tyler Perry still hasn't found the formula for combining comedy and drama
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
March 4, 2006
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
December 30, 2006
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Dallas Morning News
February 25, 2006
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