Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 19%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Larry the Cable Guy and Madea are an oddly perfect pairing. They're both comedians in drag - Larry just gets to wear pants"
‑ Amy Nicholson, L.A. Weekly
"The humor seems sour and perfunctory from the start."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Globe
"Here's the simple truth: If you like the character of Madea, who is filmmaker Tyler Perry in drag, you will like Perry's 'A Madea Christmas.' If you don't, or if you haven't 'met' Madea yet, then this probably isn't for you."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"Rather than rising above the fray, Madea is very much the fray itself."
‑ Louis Black, Austin Chronicle
"The film may sound like an instant camp classic, but while it's staggeringly odd, it isn't much fun."
‑ Nathan Rabin, The Dissolve
"The same slapdash, lightweight effort as Madea in any other season, with a few Yuletide flourishes."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"You can see, and hear, the clanking of his melodramatic machinery - the gears and pulleys of emotion - but by the time the movie is over, you've been wedged into those gears; they have you."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Perry's well-worn, play-to-the-nosebleeds schtick drowns out anything as far as basic craft."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"The uneasy peace that has existed lately between the cinema of Tyler Perry and me has been sorely tested by this one."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"When Madea is onscreen, at least you know what universe you are in, and there is something interesting and insane to watch. Otherwise, you are thrust into an abyss of meaninglessness ..."
‑ Sheila O'Malley, RogerEbert.com
"Slapdash, with dialogue and plot points that were cliches in Dickens' era, the pic sends up, then reaffirms, all the values the media sell us each holiday: compassion, forgiveness, tolerance."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The one fascination of A Madea Christmas is how little care the country's most popular and powerful indie filmmaker takes in shaping his own material."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"Madea has some good line as does Larry the Cable Guy. The movie isn't laugh riot but it has some laughs and it also has a good message."
‑ Jackie K. Cooper, jackiekcooper.com
"If you find yourself outside Tyler Perry's loyal following (even if the reason is skin-deep), this Christmas get-together is still inviting."
‑ Radheyan Simonpillai, NOW Toronto
"By the standards of Tyler Perry's Madea series, A Madea Christmas is better than average."
‑ Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club
More reviews for Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas on Rotten Tomatoes