Meet The Browns
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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 struggling for years to keep her kids off of the streets. Suddenly let go from her job with no warning to speak of, the eternally optimistic mother begins to experience a suffocating sense of hopelessness for the very first time in her life. When Brenda receives a death notice claiming that the father she has never met has passed away, she quickly gathers… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 32%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"To appreciate Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns, there's really only one requirement: Loosen up."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Getting to the end is more chore than treat."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"Moral: guns, basketball = interesting; hospital beds, recovery time = dull, and therefore unnecessary."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"On top of everything else, the direction is sloppy, the script is forced, and the whole thing feels like a bad hallmark film."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"Unlike Diary, the drama here is buoyant enough to handle the contrast of its too-silly slapstick."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"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."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"Of the many talented black actresses given a rare chance to shine thanks to Perry's films, [Angela Bassett] is possibly the most talented."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"The inner-city melodrama is as sticky as ever, but the downhome Georgia comedy is genuinely funny."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Enjoyable movie about a nice family that contains some quirky characters"
‑ Jackie K. Cooper,
"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."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"Whatever progress the man was making, Browns is a Madea-sized big fat step backward."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"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."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Master of disguise Perry's tangled web of narrative threads range from poignant to positively awful."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"perhaps Perry's time in the limelight may be shorter than he -- or his fans -- think."
‑ Bill Gibron,
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