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Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
Martin Lawrence returns as FBI agent Malcolm Turner in this third outing in the Big Momma's House series. This entry sees Lawrence's cross-dressing alter ego, Big Momma, heading to an all-girls school with his nephew, Trent (Brandon T. Jackson), in order to hunt down a murderer. John Whitesell directs off a script by Matthew Fogel.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 5%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Looking back, it's strange to remember that the first two movies were both hits, and that Paul Giamatti and Terrence Howard even saw enough in the premise to sign up for the original. At this point, it's really all just flab."
‑ Tom Russo, Boston Globe
"It seems fair to point out that of all the cross-dressing comedies of recent decades, none has channeled Some Like It Hot quite so thoroughly."
‑ Mike Hale, New York Times
"The father/stepson angle applies a much-needed Heimlich maneuver to a series that was choking, but it's not enough."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"A mashup of 'Some Like It Hot' (leering rooster-in-the-henhouse voyeurism) and 'Glee' (peppy musical interludes), that, on the plus side, grapples with the potent issue of young black male identity..."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"The first one wasn't all that great. The second one I barely remember seeing."
‑ Linda Cook, KWQC-TV (Iowa)
"An assessment of the film as part of a dissertational examination of Lawrence's contribution to comedic posterity and to African-American cultural history will surely note that the film was not pre-screened for critics in advance."
‑ Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
"A film so drained of entertainment or simple humanity it is difficult to relate to as anything other than industrial artifact."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"It's frighteningly impressive that a one-note gag has spawned three dreadful films and hundreds of millions of dollars in box office receipts. Wherever will they go next? Big Mommas 3D?"
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
"If you didn't enjoy the first two movies, don't see this."
‑ Grae Drake,
"... lame contrivances and stale drag jokes ..."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"Even Big Momma deserves better than this."
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"If Tyler Perry finds liberation in lipstick, Lawrence has become suffocated by Spanx."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"it is likely that this shambles will be the final nail in the coffin of the career of a man once touted as The Next Eddie Murphy."
‑ James Luxford, The National
"I laughed when it was as dumb as it should be. I was bored when it wasn't."
‑ Dave White,
"It only escapes a bomb rating because it's more irritating than offensive -- like an ant crawling across a counter top rather than a roach roosting in the cereal box."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
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