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Madea's Witness Protection Reviews

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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+
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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
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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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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
June 29, 2012
A spectacularly slapdash and wearingly half-hearted effort from the prolific writer-director-actor, lacking energy, structure or common sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
June 29, 2012
An agent of spiritual regeneration and showman, Perry's dramaturgy is as subtle as a Bible-thump, but until a logy last act that has Levy disguised as a faux-Frenchman, his instincts are on-target here.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
June 29, 2012
Perry remains a true outsider artist -- nobody makes movies like his. (And please don't try.)
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
June 29, 2012
It wastes the talents of not just Eugene Levy and Doris Roberts but of Perry himself, whose cross-dressing creation Madea has often been the saving comedic grace of Perry's films.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
June 29, 2012
Even such potentially amusing comic set-pieces as when Madea goes through airport security, with predictably chaotic results, feel awfully half-hearted.
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
June 29, 2012
A comedy that's too late to the Ponzi-scheme party to be topical, and not outrageous enough to take advantage of its own setups.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
June 29, 2012
As the incredibly awkward title suggests, Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection is less a movie than it is an exercise in product branding.
| Original Score: 1.5/4