Meet The Browns
Meet The Browns (2008)

Prolific playwright Tyler Perry adapts his popular stage play of the same name in this family-oriented comedy concerning a desperate mother who connects with the family she never knew. Brenda is a single Chicago mother of three who has been… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 1, 2008
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70%



Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Angela Bassett's considerable charms can't compensate for Meet the Browns' incessant melodrama and scattered narrative threads.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

The importance of faith, church, kin, staying off drugs, sharing food, repenting from sin, forgiving sinners, appreciating a good black man, rejecting a bad one, and honoring black matriarchy is enumerated with typical, reassuring Perry broadness.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

To appreciate Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns, there's really only one requirement: Loosen up.

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Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

Getting to the end is more chore than treat.

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

Unlike Diary, the drama here is buoyant enough to handle the contrast of its too-silly slapstick.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

There are a few laughs and some touching moments, but nothing you couldn't get by watching episodes of Good Times and Little House on the Prairie back to back.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Of the many talented black actresses given a rare chance to shine thanks to Perry's films, [Angela Bassett] is possibly the most talented.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

Meet the Browns is packed with raucous dinner-table banter and broad double takes; sometimes the gags are funny, but usually they're just trying too hard.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Whatever progress the man was making, Browns is a Madea-sized big fat step backward.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

After taking some steps toward maturity and shades of grey in his last film, Perry takes a step backward, retreating to broad schtick and black-and-white formula.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Careter
Meet the Browns is another Tyler Perry film that seems to be so dramatic that people thinks its amazing, but it was just ok for me, its got good acting and an… More
Jeff Boam
Once an auteur reaches a certain plateau of unmitigated success, there comes the double-edged sword of creative freedom. While this rare privilege grants a few… More
Mason Williams
Meet The Browns is yet another good film from Tyler Perry. I love the Tyler Perry films with Madea...you can always count on quality and a good message. I love… More
William Goss
Just as taxing as any of Perry's other endeavors.
Bradley Wright
Meet the Browns is another Tyler Perry film that seems to be so dramatic that people thinks its amazing, but it was just ok for me, its got good acting and an… More
Brett Warren
Tyler Perry: promoting modern day black stereotypes and rehashed plots.