• Released
  • December 13, 2013
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 40 min
  • Comedy
  • 3,041 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: 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 Jubilee, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all.

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Critic Ratings

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Film.com

By Laremy Legel
One terrible sub-plot away from being a legitimately good movie.
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60

Arizona Republic

By Kerry Lengel
A Madea Christmas, for all its narrative shortcomings, also has plenty of laughs.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Comedy characters change and grow. Sometimes, as we see in Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas, they become so much like old relatives that...
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40

The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
With a character who can essentially say and do whatever she wants, you might expect a bit more.
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38

RogerEbert.com

By 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...
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Tirdad Derakhshani
Slapdash, with dialogue and plot points that were cliches in Dickens' era, the pic sends up, then reaffirms, all the values the media sell...
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38

Boston Globe

By Peter Keough
It’s a Christmas nightmare, stuck with two obnoxious relatives who think they’re funny, and won’t shut up.
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30

Variety

By Andrew Barker
An exceptionally poor piece of holiday cash-in product, rushed and ungainly even by the low standard set by Perry's seven previous Madea...
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25

Washington Post

By Sean O’Connell
An insensitive, unfunny cringer from the entrepreneurial writer-director that should have come with a gift receipt.
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25

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
A lump of cinematic coal Perry’s shoving into America’s stockings this holiday season.
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Very funny and tackles the interracial relationship issue

By LauraLowe699
I enjoyed the movie and laughed a lot. I really like what Perry does with his movies - how he tackles some tough issues in though provoking ways....

This is the correct answer: Rate 87% Funny and great acting

By TheRightAnswer
The reason why I put in GO, because the movie first was really funny. The acting in the movie was great. It was also interesting for people to watch. I took my friends, cousins and family to see it...

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By djarmandito
Good movie and a good message as well...

Lmao

By monzz
I loved it. That simple....

By rbullard5566
loved the movie...

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Rated PG-13 | For Sexual References, Language and Crude Humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Joyless holiday comedy tackles race and class with clichs.
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