Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
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Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
RJ Stevens left behind his modest Southern upbringing and family name to transform into a self-help guru dispensing his "Team of Me" philosophy to millions of adoring fans. With a reality-TV-star fiancée and money to burn, there's no piece of the Hollywood dream RJ hasn't achieved. After his parents request that he come home for their 50th wedding anniversary, the TV host packs up his 10-year-old son and diva bride-to-be and heads back to Georgia. It's a chance to prove to his family that he's no longer the awkward kid they relentlessly picked on. At least, that's… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Actors such as Michael Clarke Duncan, Mo'Nique, Mike Epps and Cedric the Entertainer have been persuaded by writer-director Malcolm D. Lee to do crass routines that should have gone out with minstrel shows."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"There's little to distinguish this oddly mean-spirited comedy."
‑ Scott Bowles, USA Today
"great performances that will have the audience thoroughly entertained."
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"Easily Lawrence's best starring role. But keep in mind that's only compared to his other movies."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"Uneven, tasteless and just not all that funny, 'Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins' is another non-stellar vehicle for Martin Lawrence."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"This is a loud, stupid, cliché-riddled mess."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins reinforces the sense that movies are not about real life but about other movies."
‑ Philip Marchand, Toronto Star
"Like a lot of Hollywood filler, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins' mandate seems to be to entertain and satisfy as many people as possible by sticking to a tested and proven formula, the result of which is it does neither particularly well."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"All this said, there's a not bad movie inside of Welcome Home, visible in the quiet center provided by Margaret Avery."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
"If Lee had actually directed his performers ... Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins probably would have been a better movie. But frantic flailing isn't consistent forward motion."
‑ James Rocchi, Cinematical
"A talented comedian, Lawrence has leaned all too easily on formula for his successful films. Imagine if he would test his flair against original and fresh premises, instead of the tried and trite."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Sometimes, with a film like this, one grabs for anything potentially redeeming. It doesn't happen here."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"Good cast can't save stereotype-laden comedy."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"For all the comedians, there just aren't enough jokes unless you are shooting for the revolting variety."
‑ Jeff Bayer, Daily Herald (IL)
"Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins feels like a rudimentary retread of previously outrageous "black attack" farces... needlessly cluttered, unfocused and pointless..."
‑ Frank Ochieng, World Voice News
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