Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns Synopsis
A woman (Angela Bassett) meets her late father's uproarious family for the first time.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The importance of faith, church, kin, staying off drugs, sharing food, repenting from sin, forgiving sinners, appreciating a good black...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The women of Perry's army will come out feeling they've been well-served, and for the rest of us there's Bassett, getting her groove back...
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By Joe Leydon
Often plays more like "Tyler Perry's Greatest Hits" as it recycles various elements from the writer-director's earlier works.
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The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
What he serves up -- a mixture of moralism and forgiveness, semibawdy humor and cautionary drama, mockery and affection -- may sometimes...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Features a fine performance by Angela Bassett, but her work is the sole subtle element.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Perry's methods are never subtle, but no contemporary filmmaker works harder to make sure ribs are tickled and tears are jerked.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The playwright, actor, director and drag queen (yes, his bewigged and be wild Madea makes a brief and totally gratuitous appearance in his...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Many of the cast members originated their roles onstage, and the ensemble scenes capture the spirited sense of fun that is Perry's...
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Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Perry tosses everything at his disposal into his movie gumbo, even a completely gratuitous appearance by his signature, self-performed,...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
There are a few laughs and some touching moments, but nothing you couldn't get by watching episodes of "Good Times" and "Little House on...
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Another Hit from Tyler Perry

By Divabee
I absolutely loved this movie, I was out of town and got to go to a sneak preview, it was awesome. I'm going to go and see it again, tomorrow or saturday....

Great Movie For Christian Family

By helo0626
The movie was a surprise to me because it did not follow the original play script. Usually Tyler Perry would keep mostly to the play but he changed it dramatically. Even thought the movie was great....

Meet The Browns

By vanikki
The movie was good, but it surprised me to have a mixture of the stage plays, Meet The Browns and Wat's Don in the Dark....

Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns

By sdwoct8
I loved the movie. A group of ladies and I took my sister to the movie for her birthday and everyone loved it. Some of the ladies and my sister are in their early sixtys and are cautious about...

Meet The Browns

By DmCrockett
I loved the movie, very family oriented. I took my oldest son with me and he was not a fan of Tyler Perry movies, but he is now!! I laughed, I cried. There were heart wrenching moments, serious...

Meet the Browns

By msMaztamynd
Hilarious! This one is worth it!...

Good Cast. Good Chemistry. Good Movie

By jmccloy77
This was a very good movie. When i first saw the previews, i definately wanted to see it. Once i did, i was so pleased with it. This was a very good movie. It was funny. Good chemistry between the...

Fun Family movie

By psmalls85
Good family movie...

Worth Going to See

By janiellekeith
If you've seen the Meet the Browns play, then a lot of the comedy will be a re-run for you, but David Mann is still as funny as ever. Angela Bassett is a gem and Rick Fox was pretty good....

meet the browns

By wilodey
we really like the movie,it was funny,no cursing just good old fashion humor. the type of movie you can take your childern. loved it. the gilchrist family...

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Rated PG-13 | For drug content, language including sexual references, thematic elements and brif violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Feel-good film is formulaic but OK for teens+.
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