65

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 their edge is gone.
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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 are thrust into an abyss of meaninglessness and plot-heavy maneuvering overlaid with Christian propaganda that wears out its welcome with the first line of exposition.
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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 us each holiday: compassion, forgiveness, tolerance.
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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 films, yet it should be every bit as profitable.
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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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28 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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