...a dark meditation on marital woes, sending four couples on a retreat to work on relationships rife with VD, verbal abuse, incompatible goals and more. Fear not, though, because big issues also beget big, natural laughs.
—Caroline Kepnes E!
More than anything, a Tyler Perry movie is an interactive experience, and Why Did I Get Married? is no exception. At the screening I attended, it was often difficult to hear the dialogue between bouts of enthusiastic applause and shouts of ?You go, girl!?
—Jeannette Catsoulis New York Times
...a more straightforward comedic melodrama.
—Ken Fox TV Guide
...turns into The Big Chill by way of Jerry Springer.
—Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly
...stiffly written, didactic, and whiplash-inducing in its tonal shifts, it's also very seldom dull.
—Nathan Rabin Onion AV Club
Here's what filmmaker Tyler Perry does well: features characters not traditionally seen in movies. Here's where he could use help: toning down grossly over-the-top dramatics.
—Kelley L. Carter Los Angeles Times
Critic-proof, many-hatted Tyler Perry has done it again: delivered an overreaching and overexpositional melodrama that opened at No. 1.
—Robert Newton Christian Science Monitor
...proudly flaunts its maker's right to make movies as badly as Bart Freundlich, Peyton Reed, and Woody Allen.
—Ed Gonzalez Slant Magazine