Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail Synopsis
After a high-speed chase lands Madea (Tyler Perry) behind bars, she befriends a young prostitute.
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Chicago Reader

By J.R. Jones
Quicker on the uptake than any of Eddie Murphy's fat ladies, quicker even than Flip Wilson's Geraldine Jones.
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Chicago Tribune

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If the movie is a mess, it's a purposeful mess, cannily, if not artfully, pushing all the right buttons to ensure Perry will be back for...
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60

Washington Post

By Philip Kennicott
Both slapstick and social drama, and it is certainly the most confident mix of the two that Perry has managed to achieve with this...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Though he plays two other roles, Perry only really cuts loose when he dons Madea's housecoat, turning her into a devilishly funny voice of...
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
There is, however, Viola Davis, who might win an Oscar tomorrow for her one scene in "Doubt." Her part here - a minister combing the street...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
For all its staleness, the melodramatic main story does contain enough good acting and resonant scenes.
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50

L.A. Weekly

Check off all of Perry’s motifs: vilification of the black bourgie princess, tough-love Christian messages, Academy Award–nominated...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's a tale soggy with the kind of race/class lessons that Madea, the director-star's battle-ax alter ego, doles out far more handily (and...
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Salon.com

By Stephanie Zacharek
It's great that Perry has seized opportunity for himself and for the performers he employs. But has he succeeded only in creating a kind of...
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40

Austin Chronicle

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I've been watching movies my entire life, and I can honestly say I've never been more confused in a theatre than I was while watching Tyler...
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Another Instant Classic

By The Apostle of God
Tyler Perry has done it again..I went to a private screening tonight...This really lives up to the hype. A must see movie...Madea is hilarious....

funny movie

By edwinn_freeman
this movie is the funniest movie then all of the funnist movie....

Waste of money

By K391
Too big of a hype, save your money!...

Taken

By ramp_7891
It a great movie....

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail

By hjw60453
I thought it was very funny in spots. Reminded me of the way some people acted when I was younger the I don't care what others think of what I do or say, I am old enough to do what I want if you...

Unstoppable

By shalone
Tyler Perry has out done himself in this movie. I loved everything about this film. The multi racial audience was full of people laughing out of their seats. The message was strong and clear. I...

Not so much about going to jail!!!

By Texeira
The movie was not bad at all, it will make you laugh... the only thing I didn't like about the movie is that, yes she goes to jail, but I believe that the drama was not about her going to jail......

Madea Goes To Jail

By tawana614
I enjoyed the movie so much that when I left my stomach was hurting from laughing so hard. This is a movie I would recommend people to go see....

Madea goes to Jail

By goodpeople27
Understand TP is who he is. It is not oscar type movies. TP movies are about laughter and sending messages of hope. Madea is typical Tyler Perry. I enjoyed the movie and will see it again. This...

TYLER PERRY MOVIE

By wheata
THIS WAS AN EXCELLENT MOVIE. FOR ONCE I DID NOT HAVE TO COVER MY DAUGHTERS EARS OR EYES. GREAT FOR EVERYONE. MR. PERRY THEM KEEP EM COMING!...

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For mature thematic material, drug content, some violence and sexual situations
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Same old Madea jokes served up in yet another morality tale.
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