Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection Movie Reviews
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I like Perry and have seen and enjoyed most of his films, but this one's a stinkburger. The writing's so awkward and unconvincing that I felt uncomfortable for the cast. I guess everyone's entitled to be off target sometime.
What's up with Madea? And when is she gonna go away, that's what I wanna know. I guess this was supposed to be a comedy but I think I might have almost laughed once. This is strictly si. cofare for those who think that seeing a sassafrass ol' black grandma on screen giving it straight to some white kids is entertaining. Not that I care if she's black or the kids are white, but it's an old formula that doesn't play well anymore (maybe Oprah thinks it's funny). I liked Doris Roberts as the grandma (she's always a hoot) and even Tyler Perry seemed to really be in the skin of the multiple characters he was playing (only one in drag, methinks) but you knew exactly how Madea was going to react to every situation and what she would say and how she would say it that the whole thing amounts to one big shrug (at best) and one endless yawn (at worst). May this be the last Madea movie EVER.
I think the movie was funny. Tyler Perry did well as usual....there were a lot of new actors and actresses and I liked the variety and characters.
Dear I'm not black,
Who says that you have to be black to watch a movie. From the moment I saw the words " I'm not black" I felt as if you were going to put this movie down a.s.a.p and I was right you did. I enjoyed the movie and just after reading your review. I am going to take more of my non black friends to see the movie. It so happens that we all love Tyler Perry movies and there funny to us. Plus the last few movies I went to had different ethnic backgrounds in it. In regards to your children if you took the time to teach them and raise them correct then they would know that all "elderly black women" do not act nor look like this. Last time I checked other races in the past have dress in what you call drag to make an outstanding movie for example To Wong Foo which had John Leguizamo, Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze and many other men dressed as a woman.
By the way, I don't think this will be his last movie by a long run. My 13 year old son said your just a joke and need to learn how to open your mind to better things in life. But the best part is segregation is over. I'm doing a good job. Hope your kids have a better view in life then you.
lol @ comment above saying they've definitely seen worse .. in other words, you just can't say it was a decent movie ... so the movie "wasn't not good" ... i guess tyler is damned if he does and damned if you doesn't! if there would have been a madea-mafia standoff, for example, then reviewers would have said madea was being her typical, predictable, and brash self .. no win! if she would have gone into her usual advice-giving, wisdom-giving self, she would have been too polemical/political ... no win! i'm glad tyler doesn't gauge his output on reviewers' flakiness. He'd become as schizophrenic as they are ... tsk!
A lot of my friends hate Tyler Perry's movies, though I'm not sure why. I don't think they're the best movies of all time or anything like that but I've definitely seen worse movies. The latest adventure with Madea has her protecting a family in the witness protection program from the FBI because they did some bad stuff on Wall Street like that Madoff guy.
There are some really hilarious bits in this movie, mostly between Madea and the spoiled kids she has to put up with. She doesn't put up with any of their crap, of course, which leads to a lot of comedy and funny scenes. She also does what she can to help the man whose family has to hide from the authorities. Madea is not just a granny in drag, she's also a good lady with a big heart and even bigger butt. I hope this isn't the last we get to see of her!
Haha, I will confess that I probably like the character of Madea more than I really should. Yeah, I know, she's kind of a stereotype of old black grandmas we've seen in movies since Eddie Murphy in "The Nutty Professor" but I'll give Tyler Perry the benefit of the doubt when he says that this character is based on real women in his life. I must also confess that I always - without fail - crack up when she goes "Hallelujer!"
This movie is about Madea putting up her home for a family (a white family, no less) that needs to hide from the FBI because they seem to have been running a ponzi scheme (albeit unknowingly). When they show up at Madea's, all sorts of tomfoolery ensues with Madea having very little tolerance for the ways of spoiled rich kids and their parents. In the end, Madea helps everything get set straight again and all is happily ever after.
This isn't a great movie, but it's a lot funnier than other comedies I've seen this summer, including "That's My Boy". It might be dumb, but at least you laugh out loud on more than one instance. Strictly for fans of Tyler Perry.
I'm not black so I won't venture to guess why black audiences seem to flock to Tyler Perry's movies but I do know what funny is and I just don't think that his movies are funny at all. I really don't like my kids to watch them because I think these movies plant negative stereotypes in their impressionable heads and I don't want them thinking that all elderly black women look and act a certain way. It's Tyler Perry in drag and that's about it. Nothing much to brag about, I'd say.
This is like the sixth or seventh movie featuring Madea and I hope it's the last. The only reason I went to see this is because the theater in the mall I was shopping at had someone giving out free tickets for a special screening and I had some time to kill. I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone, even for the few cheap laughs in the story that come at the expense of your own intelligence. I would say you're better off not having to bear witness to yet another forgettable story about Madea.
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