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Meet The Browns Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 24, 2008
Whatever progress the man was making, Browns is a Madea-sized big fat step backward.
| Original Score: 1/5
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
Bill Gibron
April 3, 2008
perhaps Perry's time in the limelight may be shorter than he -- or his fans -- think.
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
March 21, 2008
Perry might be out to create a community spirit in theaters across the country, but, again, that doesn't excuse his thick-fingered mangling of dramatic expression and his questionable taste in racial caricatures. Meet the Browns is a stinker.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Prairie Miller
June 27, 2008
Master of disguise Perry's tangled web of narrative threads range from poignant to positively awful.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
March 28, 2008
...[the] latest sausage from writer-director Tyler Perry...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Marder
October 1, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Geoff Berkshire
March 21, 2008
This cheerfully dim-witted film is ultimately a step backwards from its predecessor, the ensemble-driven Why Did I Get Married?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
March 25, 2008
Feel-good film is formulaic but OK for teens .
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
James Diers
E! Online
March 24, 2008
Feel-good themes of resilience, faith and family aren't sufficient to redeem this scattershot single-parent dramedy from the Diary of a Mad Black Woman auteur.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
March 24, 2008
This isn't a movie: it's a buffet at which... Perry piles your plate with spoonfuls of absurd melodrama, a taste of gritty urban drama, a heaping of cheap cartoon, and a big side of corn.
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
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 22, 2008
It'd be nice if [Perry] took more time to think about lighting and staging a scene -- but hey, he really doesn't have to.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jan Stuart
March 24, 2008
Meet the Browns is saddled with the usual quotient of phony snafus and entanglements that are easily untangled.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
March 21, 2008
For a playwright-turned-filmmaker still preaching pretty much to a choir of (Tyler) Perry's devoted near-cult following stage-play converts, however, it might be enough.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Tenley Woodman
Boston Herald
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: D
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
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
March 24, 2008
There are a few laughs and some touching moments, but nothing you couldn't get by watching episodes of Good Times and Little House on the Prairie back to back.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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