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Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
September 4, 2012
great performances that will have the audience thoroughly entertained.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Joshua Starnes
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
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
December 31, 2010
Good cast can't save stereotype-laden comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
July 22, 2008
Easily Lawrence's best starring role. But keep in mind that's only compared to his other movies.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Cynthia Fuchs
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.
Jeff Bayer
Chicago Daily Herald
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
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
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
James Rocchi
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
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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.
| Original Score: 1/4
Frank Ochieng
World Voice News
February 19, 2008
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins feels like a rudimentary retread of previously outrageous "black attack" farces... needlessly cluttered, unfocused and pointless...
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
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
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 11, 2008
This is a loud, stupid, cliché-riddled mess.
Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
February 11, 2008
I laughed harder watching Norbit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
February 9, 2008
Ugh. Just ugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Kam Williams
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
Fred Topel
Can Magazine
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.
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
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.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
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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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
February 8, 2008
A talented comedian, Lawrence has leaned all too easily on formula for his successful films. Imagine if he would test his flair against original and fresh premises, instead of the tried and trite.
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