Madea's Witness Protection Reviews

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 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.
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.
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
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.
June 29, 2012
Perry remains a true outsider artist -- nobody makes movies like his. (And please don't try.)
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.
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.
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.
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.