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Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Reviews

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August 17, 2017
Although Roscoe Jenkins doesn't pretend to break new ground, it makes its "honor your past" tale fresh and funny.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 4, 2012
great performances that will have the audience thoroughly entertained.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
March 7, 2011
Like a lot of Hollywood filler, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins' mandate seems to be to entertain and satisfy as many people as possible by sticking to a tested and proven formula, the result of which is it does neither particularly well.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
December 31, 2010
Good cast can't save stereotype-laden comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 22, 2008
Easily Lawrence's best starring role. But keep in mind that's only compared to his other movies.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 21, 2008
All this said, there's a not bad movie inside of Welcome Home, visible in the quiet center provided by Margaret Avery.
March 4, 2008
For all the comedians, there just aren't enough jokes unless you are shooting for the revolting variety.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
February 24, 2008
Uneven, tasteless and just not all that funny, 'Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins' is another non-stellar vehicle for Martin Lawrence.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
February 23, 2008
If Lee had actually directed his performers ... Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins probably would have been a better movie. But frantic flailing isn't consistent forward motion.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 22, 2008
Actors such as Michael Clarke Duncan, Mo'Nique, Mike Epps and Cedric the Entertainer have been persuaded by writer-director Malcolm D. Lee to do crass routines that should have gone out with minstrel shows.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
February 19, 2008
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins feels like a rudimentary retread of previously outrageous "black attack" farces... needlessly cluttered, unfocused and pointless...
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2/4
February 13, 2008
a cast full of talented comedians and a director who obviously doesn't mind watching his cast go way over the top in search of raucous and randy laughs
| Original Score: 2.5/4
February 13, 2008
Crosses the worst of Tyler Perry's 'old-fashioned values' preachiness (minus the religious stuff) with the leering crudity of the standard Martin Lawrence vehicle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 11, 2008
This is a loud, stupid, cliché-riddled mess.
February 11, 2008
I laughed harder watching Norbit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 9, 2008
Ugh. Just ugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
February 9, 2008
Not even a soulful soliloquy before the closing credits about the importance of family could undo the damage already inflicted by this impressively pointless minstrel show.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 8, 2008
Seriously, do you have to laugh at rib jokes? Do you really? All right, if that's what you want, don't worry. Hollywood will keep making these movies as long as you continue to support them.
February 8, 2008
The internecine clash depicted between coastal elites and down-home folk goes beyond race to address universal themes about culture and family, so it's more than a guilty pleasure like sweet tea.
February 8, 2008
... recycles so much material it's a wonder the film stock didn't turn green during filming.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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