Big Momma's House
Big Momma's House (2000)

In this comedy, a cop assumes a new identity in his valiant battle against crime: an elderly grandmother! Malcolm Turner (Martin Lawrence) is an FBI agent who is a master of disguise and will stop at nothing to get his man. When a bank… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 2, 2000
DVD Release Date: November 28, 2000
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Big Momma's House is funny in some parts, but it is essentially a one-joke movie.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

This movie is rotten.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie has some big laughs, yes, but never reaches takeoff velocity.

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John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

Lawrence isn't doing anything that hasn't been done before, and he's certainly not doing it any better.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Farcical adroitness and Martin's ablity to turn on the charm keep Big Momma's House perking along.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Funny Martin Lawrence in drag with potty jokes.

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James Rocchi

Idiotic "comedy" is larded with thick makeup and thin performances.

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Paul Clinton (

You may find yourself waiting for a commercial break. Sadly, it never comes.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Big Momma's House seldom finds anything funny for Lawrence to do in drag.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

squarely aimed at the type of audience willing to overlook all sorts of inconsistencies and stereotypes in a movie as long as it includes a few juicy toilet jokes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
Martin Lawrence is hysterical throughout, but the film does no good with just him carrying the load. Big Momma's House is plain and simple and nothing too… More
Eric Alvarez
Good & fresh idea but it gets real old real fast.
Alex roy
A painfully stupid comedy starring Martin Lawrence, Big Momma's House is one of those comedies that fails to deliver on good comedy, and opts to deliver a… More
Bethany Murphy
Pretty funny! Had me in stitches at some scenes! A must see!
Directors Cat
This movie is one bad joke stretched out to an hour and a bit. Lawrence im pretty sure you can do better, dont listen to Eddie Murphy!
Matt Goodman
Enjoyable for a little bit, but eventually gets really annoying aside from the fun performance from Lawrence.