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Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas Reviews

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June 21, 2016
The problem is the treatment of racism breaks no new ground and represents the issues in the simplest most condescending form.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 5, 2015
A toned down, crassly calculated attempt to expand the brand to a wider audience (see also: white people) and everybody is on their best behavior.
January 7, 2014
Here's the simple truth: If you like the character of Madea, who is filmmaker Tyler Perry in drag, you will like Perry's 'A Madea Christmas.' If you don't, or if you haven't 'met' Madea yet, then this probably isn't for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2014
Perry's well-worn, play-to-the-nosebleeds schtick drowns out anything as far as basic craft.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 23, 2013
Madea has some good line as does Larry the Cable Guy. The movie isn't laugh riot but it has some laughs and it also has a good message.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 19, 2013
Rather than rising above the fray, Madea is very much the fray itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 18, 2013
The uneasy peace that has existed lately between the cinema of Tyler Perry and me has been sorely tested by this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 17, 2013
If you find yourself outside Tyler Perry's loyal following (even if the reason is skin-deep), this Christmas get-together is still inviting.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 16, 2013
Larry the Cable Guy and Madea are an oddly perfect pairing. They're both comedians in drag - Larry just gets to wear pants
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 16, 2013
The film may sound like an instant camp classic, but while it's staggeringly odd, it isn't much fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
December 16, 2013
The same slapdash, lightweight effort as Madea in any other season, with a few Yuletide flourishes.
December 16, 2013
Slapdash, with dialogue and plot points that were cliches in Dickens' era, the pic sends up, then reaffirms, all the values the media sell us each holiday: compassion, forgiveness, tolerance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 16, 2013
The humor seems sour and perfunctory from the start.
December 16, 2013
When Madea is onscreen, at least you know what universe you are in, and there is something interesting and insane to watch. Otherwise, you are thrust into an abyss of meaninglessness ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 13, 2013
You can see, and hear, the clanking of his melodramatic machinery - the gears and pulleys of emotion - but by the time the movie is over, you've been wedged into those gears; they have you.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 13, 2013
By the standards of Tyler Perry's Madea series, A Madea Christmas is better than average.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 13, 2013
The one fascination of A Madea Christmas is how little care the country's most popular and powerful indie filmmaker takes in shaping his own material.
December 13, 2013
A crass weapon in the crusade against the War on Christmas, the yuletide-themed Madea avoids pushing buttons in hopes of meeting the requirements for annual replay on cable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 13, 2013
With a character who can essentially say and do whatever she wants, you might expect a bit more.
December 13, 2013
There's a certain brilliance to the awfulness of A Madea Christmas.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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