Madea's Witness Protection - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Madea's Witness Protection Reviews

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Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
December 10, 2013
Unambitious and evaporates almost as rapidly as it plays out, but at least it knows what it is and only has one aim: to divert viewers for two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
July 17, 2012
The frantic seventh installment in this highly successful comedy franchise is filled with throwaway gags and self-conscious scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 12, 2012
His best and most agreeable Madea comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 10, 2012
Much of the film doesn't even play as Tyler Perry, but as yet another example in the evergreen "Eugene Levy slumming it for a paycheck" subgenre.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
July 6, 2012
The film is slapdash entertainment not meant to be further contemplated after leaving the theatre.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Grae Drake
Movies.com
July 6, 2012
There are laughs in it, according to the enthusiastic audience I saw it with, but they're pretty spaced out and belong to Madea. What happens between them is unremarkable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
July 6, 2012
A big step backwards for a star who has better things to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 4, 2012
George's son asks for Wi-Fi, and Madea says, ''Sure, I can make you a waffle.'' That's one of the good jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
July 3, 2012
As long as the movie focuses on Madea it is funny, and fun for the audience, but when the camera is off her the movie drags.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
July 3, 2012
In short, a real drag.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Jennifer Miller
Hollywood.com
July 2, 2012
Perry's writing shows a disturbing amount of cynicism, if not downright meanness, for a family movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
July 2, 2012
He's still a young guy, but all throughout Witness Protection I imagined Perry sitting glumly at a dressing-room mirror, like the aging Chaplin in Limelight, forlornly rubbing makeup in his face -- a tired, old clown stuck in a tired, old routine.
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A.A. Dowd
Time Out
July 2, 2012
The writer-director-star still hasn't learned to smoothly blend broad comedy and family-values sermonizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
July 1, 2012
Reviewing a Tyler Perry movie is a bit like reviewing the weather report.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
July 1, 2012
Tyler Perry doesn't have to make sense, or a have a point. He's laughing all the way to the bank.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
July 1, 2012
The mighty Madea preaches, but with less fire this time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Calum Marsh
Slant Magazine
June 30, 2012
The film remains buoyed by the same open heart that makes Tyler Perry's best work so endearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
June 30, 2012
Perry sustains an infusion of tangy wit, as he mines the cultural and economic but primarily racial disconnects and divides of this nation. With a charmingly sweet and sour, more buoyant than boisterous Perry this time around, playfully at the helm.
Kam Williams
AALBC.com
June 30, 2012
Madea goes mainstream!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Leydon
Variety
June 29, 2012
The interaction among opposites inspires an abundance of predictable race-based jokes, many of which have the saving grace of actually being funny.
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