Madea's Witness Protection

21% of critics liked it

67% of users liked it

In theaters Jun 29, 2012
PG-13, 1 hr. 54 min.

Movie Info

Director: Tyler Perry
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 1 hr. 54 min.
Genre: Comedy
Theater Release: Jun 29, 2012
Synopsis: For years, George Needleman (Levy), the gentle CFO of a Wall Street investment bank, has been living with his head in the clouds. But George is finally forced to wake up when he learns that his firm, Lockwise Industries, has been operating a mob-backed Ponzi scheme - and that he's been set up as the fall guy. Facing criminal charges and death threats from the mob, George and his entire family are put under witness protection in the safest place that Brian (Perry), a federal prosecutor from

Critic Reviews

  • George's son asks for Wi-Fi, and Madea says, ''Sure, I can make you a waffle.'' That's one of the good jokes. More...
  • The writer-director-star still hasn't learned to smoothly blend broad comedy and family-values sermonizing. More...
  • Reviewing a Tyler Perry movie is a bit like reviewing the weather report. More...
  • Tyler Perry doesn't have to make sense, or a have a point. He's laughing all the way to the bank. More...
  • The interaction among opposites inspires an abundance of predictable race-based jokes, many of which have the saving grace of actually being funny. More...
  • A spectacularly slapdash and wearingly half-hearted effort from the prolific writer-director-actor, lacking energy, structure or common sense. More...
  • An agent of spiritual regeneration and showman, Perry's dramaturgy is as subtle as a Bible-thump, but until a logy last act that has Levy disguised as a faux-Frenchman, his instincts are on-target here. More...
  • It wastes the talents of not just Eugene Levy and Doris Roberts but of Perry himself, whose cross-dressing creation Madea has often been the saving comedic grace of Perry's films. More...
  • Even such potentially amusing comic set-pieces as when Madea goes through airport security, with predictably chaotic results, feel awfully half-hearted. More...
  • A comedy that's too late to the Ponzi-scheme party to be topical, and not outrageous enough to take advantage of its own setups. More...