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Madea's Witness Protection
For years, George Needleman (Levy), the gentle CFO of a Wall Street investment bank, has been living with his head in the clouds. But George is finally forced to wake up when he learns that his firm, Lockwise Industries, has been operating a mob-backed Ponzi scheme - and that he's been set up as the fall guy. Facing criminal charges and death threats from the mob, George and his entire family are put under witness protection in the safest place that Brian (Perry), a federal prosecutor from Atlanta, can think of... His Aunt Madea's house down South. -- (C) Lionsgate

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"George's son asks for Wi-Fi, and Madea says, ''Sure, I can make you a waffle.'' That's one of the good jokes."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Reviewing a Tyler Perry movie is a bit like reviewing the weather report."
‑ Mark Feeney, Boston Globe
"Unambitious and evaporates almost as rapidly as it plays out, but at least it knows what it is and only has one aim: to divert viewers for two hours."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"Much of the film doesn't even play as Tyler Perry, but as yet another example in the evergreen "Eugene Levy slumming it for a paycheck" subgenre."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"A big step backwards for a star who has better things to do."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"He's still a young guy, but all throughout Witness Protection I imagined Perry sitting glumly at a dressing-room mirror, like the aging Chaplin in Limelight, forlornly rubbing makeup in his face -- a tired, old clown stuck in a tired, old routine."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Tyler Perry doesn't have to make sense, or a have a point. He's laughing all the way to the bank."
‑ Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic
"The frantic seventh installment in this highly successful comedy franchise is filled with throwaway gags and self-conscious scenes."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"The film is slapdash entertainment not meant to be further contemplated after leaving the theatre."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"As long as the movie focuses on Madea it is funny, and fun for the audience, but when the camera is off her the movie drags."
‑ Jackie K. Cooper,
"The writer-director-star still hasn't learned to smoothly blend broad comedy and family-values sermonizing."
‑ A.A. Dowd, Time Out New York
"The interaction among opposites inspires an abundance of predictable race-based jokes, many of which have the saving grace of actually being funny."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"His best and most agreeable Madea comedy."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"There are laughs in it, according to the enthusiastic audience I saw it with, but they're pretty spaced out and belong to Madea. What happens between them is unremarkable."
‑ Grae Drake,
"In short, a real drag."
‑ Brett Michel, Boston Phoenix
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