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Meet The Browns Reviews

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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-
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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.
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
March 24, 2008
Meet the Browns is packed with raucous dinner-table banter and broad double takes; sometimes the gags are funny, but usually they're just trying too hard.
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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.
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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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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
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
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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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
March 24, 2008
Eventually something's got to give, and the slapdash feel of Meet the Browns hints that [Perry] might need to give himself a break.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail
March 24, 2008
While Bassett's performance deserves a better forum than Perry can provide, she gives his latest movie a sense of dignity its predecessors lacked.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
March 24, 2008
An adaptation of one of his stage plays, Meet the Browns gives off the distinct feeling that Perry is treading water or at the very least is content to satisfy his audience with the minimum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
March 24, 2008
Meet the Browns, the latest Tyler Perry film, has a good heart. But it's a mess of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
March 22, 2008
It's Tyler Perry's aesthetic in a nutshell: strong, suffering female protagonists, no-good men, clear-cut ethical quandaries, schizophrenic tonal shifts handled as gracefully as bumper-car collisions, and a complete absence of moral ambiguity.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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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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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
March 22, 2008
The film demonstrates all too vividly its creator's penchant for soap opera-style melodramatics, absurdly broad comedy and offensively stereotypical characterizations.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
March 22, 2008
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns often plays more like Tyler Perry's Greatest Hits as it recycles various elements from the writer-director's earlier works.
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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
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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