When Madea (Tyler Perry) catches three siblings looting her home, she delivers the youths to their boozy aunt (Taraji P. Henson), who is sorely in need of an attitude adjustment.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®
" Though no one would cite him for the cinematic qualities of his visually pedestrian films, Perry is a master conductor of emotions. "
" Tyler Perry's latest hodgepodge has its moments. "
" By shoving half a dozen songs -- gospel, funk and soul -- into the film, Perry shows he still hasn't mastered pace and learned to sacrifice scenes to make his movies faster and smoother. "
" Mr. Perry has his moviemaking machine running smoothly, which is to say somewhat predictably. "
" Narratively and grammatically dim redemption pap. "
" After a summer of phony, pasty rom-coms, do this: See a movie where old-fashioned notions of love, faith, strength, and the possibility of redemption are taken seriously. "
" If the Atlanta impresario is just bored with cranking out two adaptations a year of his earlier stage work, the audience is getting restless, too. "
" It's the best Tyler Perry movie to date -- the writer/director/actor/mogul's most confident and competent mixture of uplifting black middle-class melodrama and low-down comedy. "
" It is easy to knock the Tyler Perry formula, but you have to give the man credit: He knows how to create meaty roles for women. "
" Like a chef who keeps making the same recipe over and over, Tyler Perry has found his strength and he's sticking to it. "
" There are absolutely no surprises in store, plot-wise, though Perry's approach has always been to rework familiar narrative conventions in such a way as to reaffirm key values. "
" Unashamedly fond of mixing messages of vengeance and piety, Perry nevertheless manages to reduce the tonal whiplash, so that this newest entry glides a little more easily from broad laughs to teary anguish and finally sweeping uplift. "
" Contrived, sentimental, tonally bipolar, and as predictable as clockwork, this latest from chitlin' circuit impressario Tyler Perry is just a fat slab of ecstatic entertainment. "
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