Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (2008)

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,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 8, 2008
DVD Release Date: June 17, 2008
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins has moments of comic inspiration -- and long stretches of overdone slapstick.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

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.

Scott Bowles
USA Today

There's little to distinguish this oddly mean-spirited comedy.

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Julie Washington
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Although Roscoe Jenkins doesn't pretend to break new ground, it makes its "honor your past" tale fresh and funny.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

This is a loud, stupid, cliché-riddled mess.

Philip Marchand
Toronto Star

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins reinforces the sense that movies are not about real life but about other movies.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

great performances that will have the audience thoroughly entertained.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

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.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Sometimes, with a film like this, one grabs for anything potentially redeeming. It doesn't happen here.

Joshua Starnes

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
Going home is no vacation. The movie is funny and it's a nice family film. The story was nice and simple. Nice cast of actors and all were in sync which… More
Dean McKenna
Martin Lawrence is brilliant and bloody hilarious in this sensational funniest film of the black family. Great cast including the legendary James Earl Jones and… More
Nicki Marie
Predictable. Guy wearing white suit drinking beetroot juice. Hmmm..wonder what might happen. Don't even start me on the "evil" girlfriemd.… More
Bruce Bruce
Sorry to say very dissapointing, And Pay$9.00 to see it. Oh man its a wait till the $1.50 theather has it.
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Jesse Ortega
Granted it's not a great film, hell I can't even say that it's a good film. I just gave it 3 stars cause it kept me entertained throughout. I… More