Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas 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...
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By Laremy Legel
One terrible sub-plot away from being a legitimately good movie.
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Arizona Republic

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

By Roger Moore
A lump of cinematic coal Perry’s shoving into America’s stockings this holiday season.
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A Solid Christmas Movie

By jbodre
Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas was funny and dramatic. I liked this movie overall, the movie was also a bit long but it's ok. Tyler Perry and Larry The Cable Guy had really good scenes. The...

Madeas Christmas

By mtpegues
The movie was one of Madea's at her best. Conner's father was extremely funny also. Tyler Perry always knows how to bring a smile on your face with his family friendly movies. Loved it!!!...

Hysterical Funny Movie for the whole family!

By MonGios23
We took our 10 year old daughter to her 1st Madea movie! Some bad language but we can live with that. No nudity or sex scenes! We had so much fun!...

Madera Christmas

By djb202
I enjoyed it very much. Funny, it was touching, great story throughout, it was an attention getter for the entire length. I can watch it again. Directors and writers did a great job....

A Madea Christmas

By mliseds
I always enjoy a good laugh. The movie will certainly provide one for you. However, I did not really appreciate all of the profanity that accompanied the movie. I feel that I could have enjoyed it...

A little disapointing

By srubens2003
I love the Madea Movies, but Tyler Perry let me down on this one. This movie seemed very low budget. Not a whole lot of actors in the film (even "extras") You would just think with today's technology...

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By dikelmm771
This movie was a pleasant surprise. It was funny start to finish with some dramatic moments. There is a lot of Madea in this movie as well as some funny stuff from Larry the Cable Guy. If you...


By bishopbledsoe
We took our family on Christmas Day to see the movie. It was great! We enjoyed all the actors and the storyline. We laughed and laughed - too much for Madea and Larry the Cable guy to be on the same...

More serious but Still Very Funny

By southerngirl2643
The film was really great-I enjoyed it! Although Madea seems a bit more serious in this film it still has the laughs I have come to expect from her movies. Would not recommend for children younger...

A madea Christmas

By Marybm
Tyler perry provides a beautiful Modern Christmas story for everyone to enjoy! Madea is her usual inspiring self and provides the humor to keep us all focused on the real meaning of Christmas. He...

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