Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself Synopsis
Madea (Tyler Perry) and a Mexican immigrant give a boozy singer an attitude adjustment.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It's probably the impresario's best-made movie yet, his most joyful, and his most moving.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It’s the best Tyler Perry movie to date - the writer/director/actor/mogul’s most confident and competent mixture of uplifting black...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A double shot of Saturday-night lowdown chased by a cheery chug of Sunday-morning uplift.
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Los Angeles Times

What works best, though, is that it's practically an R&B/gospel musical.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Part musical, part love story, part family melodrama, part inspirational treacle, Tyler Perry's latest movie, I Can Do Bad All by Myself is...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Perry also spices things up with two of his most reliable fallbacks: music, and Madea. Having packed his cast with singers, he allows them...
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Perry's latest emotional roller coaster starts with considerable promise and a high-wattage cast, including Taraji P. Henson and singers...
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The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
Mr. Perry has his moviemaking machine running smoothly, which is to say somewhat predictably.
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Austin Chronicle

By Kimberley Jones
This latest offering continues a trend toward increasingly mature moviemaking from the actor/writer/director.
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Time Out New York

The laughs, meanwhile, are delivered by cross-dressing Perry’s sassy grandma Madea, whose wild threats of violence to children and adults...
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Terrible, terrible, terrible!

By CreoleInDC
This was the worst movie in the entire history of worst movies. I went because Mr. Perry's movies have been getting better but this one was just an insult to moviegoers everywhere. It was...

I feel robbed!

By ghm
A terrible dissappointment. I was so excited about another Tyler Perry movie. Big let down. Obviously low budget. Nothing was believeable, bad acting, plot wasn't developed. Felt like Madea was...

You miss it, You miss out

By happymedontcry
Tyler Perry does it again. When are we going to get tired of his films? I can answer that by saying "when they begin to get boring". This will hit the top of the list as my favorite TP film to date....

"I Can do Bad All by Myself"

By Javajive
All of TYLER PERRY's films have a solid pack message of "hope & belief" when one is in the most deepest despair of lost. Mr. Perry is a amazing Writer/Producer and have created some pretty solid...

tyler perrys i can do bad myself

By reeseyholden
his movies are alwys good...

Tyler Perry lost my trust

By redyeah
When the first Madea movie came out, Perry lost my trust. It was advertised as a straight comedy. All of the comedy parts of the film were in commercials. I watched it and damned if it is not the...

i can do bad all by myself

By msguy822
it was a very very good movie, very inspirational and a tear jerker but a good one!...

I can make bad movies all by myself...

By UKflash
Tyler Perry what happened? In 2005 you gave us Diary of a Mad Black Woman. It was not well written but it was edgy and fresh. It introduced us to Medea and we fell in love. Four years later each...


By lovestalentmoviefan
I hope and pray this stays in theatres for a long time and people will see it and bring others to see it. I WILL PUT LOTS OF MONEY INTO THIS FOR PRINCIPLE TAKING ANYBODY I KNOW WHO WANTS TO GO. ...

I can do bad all by myself

By blanton1
Good movie...

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Rated PG-13 | For mature thematic material involving a sexual assault on a minor, violence, drug references and smoking
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Sometimes-gritty dramedy has some moving moments.
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