Madea's Big Happy Family
Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)

Adapted from the multi-talented playwright/filmmaker's hit stage play of the same name, Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family finds the cantankerous family matriarch using her unique brand of tough love to help her family… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 22, 2011
DVD Release Date: August 30, 2011
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Reader

Like most of Perry's movies, this one oscillates wildly and shamelessly between raunch and pathos, leaving plenty of room for the performers to work. The lively ensemble includes a scene-stealing Cassi Davis as pothead Aunt Bam.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

If Perry gets on your wavelength, you can forgive him too. He's only the host at a home-cooked banquet of wild emotions.

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Dustin Putman

"Madea's Big Happy Family" is a facetious title; there's not a happy one in the bunch. Eventually, neither is the viewer.

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A.A. Dowd
Time Out

Epitomizing the shrill franchise's schizophrenic tonal shifts, Madea metes out Christian life lessons with one hand -- and righteously bitch-slaps with the other.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

"Madea's Big Happy Family'' nonsensically knots the spiritual and the salacious, asking gossipy questions then giving pulpit answers so that the movie is wonderfully, woefully absurd.

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Michael Dequina

The odd thing about Tyler Perry is that just when you think he may be turning a corner and evolving, he goes into retrograde.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

The title is meant to be ironic. Too bad irony is in such short supply in Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family. Sadly, subtlety is also missing.

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Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times

Perry possesses a superb ear for the themes and emotions that connect him to his core audience, and that's on display again here, though the unconverted might grumble that the movie's many riffs and rants feel recycled from previous offerings.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Perry's performance of Madea [feels] flatter and more strained than he ever has in the role.

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Everett Johnson
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Bradley Wright
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Jim Careter
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Jesse Ortega
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