Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas
Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (2013)

Madea gets coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas, but the biggest surprise is what they'll find when they arrive. As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Carnival,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 13, 2013
DVD Release Date: November 25, 2014
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Critic Score: 18% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It boasts a few laughs, but overall, Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas ranks among Perry's least entertaining or substantive works.

Amy Nicholson
L.A. Weekly

Larry the Cable Guy and Madea are an oddly perfect pairing. They're both comedians in drag - Larry just gets to wear pants

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

The humor seems sour and perfunctory from the start.

John Fink
The Film Stage

The problem is the treatment of racism breaks no new ground and represents the issues in the simplest most condescending form.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

The same slapdash, lightweight effort as Madea in any other season, with a few Yuletide flourishes.

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Sheila O'Malley

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 ...

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Sean Burns

A toned down, crassly calculated attempt to expand the brand to a wider audience (see also: white people) and everybody is on their best behavior.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Liam Gadd
"Peeples" was bad, "Temptation" was a hilarious atrocity, but "A Madea Christmas" ends the 2013 Tyler Perry Stink-Pile Trilogy… More
Jarrin Rozenblad
Good Tyler Perry movie. Standard in addressing important issues yet still makes you laugh. I really enjoyed it.
Nate Zoebl
I had no plans to watch this movie, let alone in a theater and on opening night. Then one fall weekend, my pal decided to raise the stakes on our fantasy… More
Jeff Boam
Putting the Ho Ho Ho in horrible three times, Tyler Perry's wary Madea Christmas not surprisingly gives moviegoers a piece of coal in their stocking. If a… More
Jesse Ortega
Only in movies are christians minorities and christianity isn't the dominant religion in the entirety of the United States. And, of course, not to mention… More