Madea's Witness Protection Reviews

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April 11, 2019
It's a big mess of a film, but it isn't totally a wash because Madea the character is good enough to milk a few laughs here and there.
February 16, 2018
The acting talent in this film is minimal. Forced dialogue and frequent lame jokes weigh down this Madea film, making the nearly two-hour feature unbearably long.
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.
July 17, 2012
The frantic seventh installment in this highly successful comedy franchise is filled with throwaway gags and self-conscious scenes.
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.
July 7, 2012
July 6, 2012
The film is slapdash entertainment not meant to be further contemplated after leaving the theatre.
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.
July 6, 2012
A big step backwards for a star who has better things to do.
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.
July 3, 2012
In short, a real drag.
July 2, 2012
Perry's writing shows a disturbing amount of cynicism, if not downright meanness, for a family movie.
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.
July 2, 2012
The writer-director-star still hasn't learned to smoothly blend broad comedy and family-values sermonizing.
July 1, 2012
Reviewing a Tyler Perry movie is a bit like reviewing the weather report.
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.
July 1, 2012
The mighty Madea preaches, but with less fire this time.
June 29, 2012
A spectacularly slapdash and wearingly half-hearted effort from the prolific writer-director-actor, lacking energy, structure or common sense.
June 29, 2012
A broad comedy that marches toward the mainstream further than ever thanks to the casting of, quite frankly, actors white people know
June 29, 2012
It might be the worst of the various films in which the writer-producer-director-actor dons the wig, house dress, and fat suit of his titular alter ego. And that's saying a lot! (Full Content Review for Parents also available)
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