Meet The Browns - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Meet The Browns Reviews

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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
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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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-
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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
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
March 25, 2008
Unlike Diary, the drama here is buoyant enough to handle the contrast of its too-silly slapstick.
March 24, 2008
Meet the Browns is lots of fun -- light on the Jesus-ifying and heavy on showcasing some very talented African-American performers whom audiences don't get to see often enough. You'll be glad to have been introduced.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
March 24, 2008
To appreciate Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns, there's really only one requirement: Loosen up.
Ray Greene
Boxoffice Magazine
March 24, 2008
Meet the Browns is a typically affectionate, revealing and somewhat sprawling family comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
March 22, 2008
[Perry's] films are hardly realistic, but they aren't exercises in pure escapism either. They offer comic relief and moral correction. And if they feel corny and hokey at times...that is partly because they make everyone who sees them,
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Christian Toto
Washington Times
March 22, 2008
Meet the Browns deserves its box office glory, Madea's clunky cameo notwithstanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
March 22, 2008
Too laced with silly slapstick to measure up to the best of Tyler Perry's previous offerings, yet still hilarious in spots and ultimately satisfying enough to be well worth watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Katey Rich
CinemaBlend.com
March 21, 2008
If everyone is going to be out there seeing a Tyler Perry movie this weekend, I don't mind that they're seeing this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
March 21, 2008
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns isn't exactly a good movie, but it is a good Tyler Perry movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Philip Marchand
Toronto Star
March 21, 2008
It would take a stony critic to dismiss entirely the movie's tribute to the virtues of perseverance and generosity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dave White
Movies.com
March 21, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
November 14, 2013
Getting to the end is more chore than treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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