I Can Do Bad All By Myself
I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009)

A hard-living nightclub singer discovers the importance of family with the help of a handsome Mexican immigrant in this inspirational comedy drama from writer/director Tyler Perry. When pistol-packing granny Madea (Perry) awakens to the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 11, 2009
DVD Release Date: June 28, 2005
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though somewhat formulaic and predictable, Perry succeeds in mixing broad humor with sincere sentimentality to palatable effect.

Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader

Contrived, sentimental, tonally bipolar, and as predictable as clockwork, this latest from chitlin' circuit impressario Tyler Perry is just a fat slab of ecstatic entertainment.

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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

It is easy to knock the Tyler Perry formula, but you have to give the man credit: He knows how to create meaty roles for women.

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Dustin Putman

Too pat by a half during the finale, but Tyler Perry shows a maturity as a filmmaker that would pave the way for arguably his best picture, 2010's "For Colored Girls."

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Nick Schager
Time Out

Narratively and grammatically dim redemption pap.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Though no one would cite him for the cinematic qualities of his visually pedestrian films, Perry is a master conductor of emotions.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Taraji P. Henson is absolutely staggering and wonderful... this, people, is what inspirational cinema is supposed to look like.

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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice

If the Atlanta impresario is just bored with cranking out two adaptations a year of his earlier stage work, the audience is getting restless, too.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

Mr. Perry has his moviemaking machine running smoothly, which is to say somewhat predictably.

Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

I Can Do Bad All By Myself may not be a model of tonal restraint, but it's well acted, it's funny, the music is phenomenal, and the religion is sincere.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
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02/01/2012 (PS3, NETFLIX)
Cynthia S.
Gosh, I really wanted to love this movie. I didn't expect Madea to be in it, and when she showed up I laughed and laughed. Those parts are great, and the… More
Jim Careter
I Can Do Bad By Myself may possibly be Tyler Perrys best film and has shown he is sometime a very good director. The plot focuses on one story instead on a… More
Nani Vang
Wanted to like it, but it wasn't for me.
Cast: Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Brian J. White, Hope Olaide Wilson, Mary J. Blige, Adam Rodriguez, Kwesi Boakye, Frederick Siglar, Gladys Knight, Marvin… More
Mister Caple
Every year around this time,we get another dose of Tyler Perry and his alter-ego Medea. This is another one of his films that brings positive messages with a… More