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Meet The Browns Reviews

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Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
November 14, 2013
Getting to the end is more chore than treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
February 6, 2012
Of the many talented black actresses given a rare chance to shine thanks to Perry's films, [Angela Bassett] is possibly the most talented.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
March 29, 2009
After taking some steps toward maturity and shades of grey in his last film, Perry takes a step backward, retreating to broad schtick and black-and-white formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
October 18, 2008
Moral: guns, basketball = interesting; hospital beds, recovery time = dull, and therefore unnecessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
July 11, 2008
The inner-city melodrama is as sticky as ever, but the downhome Georgia comedy is genuinely funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
June 27, 2008
Master of disguise Perry's tangled web of narrative threads range from poignant to positively awful.
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
June 8, 2008
On top of everything else, the direction is sloppy, the script is forced, and the whole thing feels like a bad hallmark film.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
April 4, 2008
Enjoyable movie about a nice family that contains some quirky characters
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com
April 3, 2008
perhaps Perry's time in the limelight may be shorter than he -- or his fans -- think.
| Original Score: 2/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
March 30, 2008
Tyler Perry continues his exploration of the sense and sensbility of the African-American community with this fun-loving celebration of the possibility of second chances.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
March 30, 2008
Oh my, what magic Angela Bassett can work!
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
March 28, 2008
...[the] latest sausage from writer-director Tyler Perry...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brandon Fibbs
Christianity Today
March 28, 2008
By refusing to really get his hands dirty or to show the truth of the matter, Perry's work appears shallow and uninformed, thus begging the question: Is his work honest?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
March 27, 2008
The filmmaking is often sloppy [and] the plot has some elements that are ridiculous ... but Meet the Browns does have a major plus in Angela Bassett.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
March 27, 2008
Well, it took five tries, but Tyler Perry has finally made a good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
March 26, 2008
The importance of faith, church, kin, staying off drugs, sharing food, repenting from sin, forgiving sinners, appreciating a good black man, rejecting a bad one, and honoring black matriarchy is enumerated with typical, reassuring Perry broadness.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat
March 26, 2008
Does take a preachy direction in the final half, it's otherwise a fulfilling experience with all around great performances with some raucous laughs to be had...
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Armond White
New York Press
March 26, 2008
After the enjoyable Why Did I Get Married?, Meet the Browns is a woeful setback.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 26, 2008
While I could never call Meet the Browns a good movie, I will say it has moments that suggest Perry might yet make one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
March 25, 2008
Unlike Diary, the drama here is buoyant enough to handle the contrast of its too-silly slapstick.
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