Madea Goes to Jail

2009

Madea Goes to Jail

Critics Consensus

Divided between sincere melodrama and populist comedy, Madea Goes to Jail fails to provide enough laughs -- or screen time -- for its titular heroine.

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Tyler Perry transitions another one of his hit plays to the big screen with this adaptation of Madea Goes to Jail. The successful filmmaker stars once again as the mischief-prone older woman whose exploits this time lead her to jail, where she befriends and reforms a prostitute named Candy (The Cosby Show's Keshia Knight Pulliam). ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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  • May 03, 2008
    One of my favorites from Tyler Perry! You get your typical life lessons with a lot of laughs. There is Also some very good acting and singing in this one. Everyone would laugh at this movie.
    Jarrin R Super Reviewer
  • Oct 13, 2007
    Some funny moments, but it seemed like Madea was in it less often than I expected and it was very much focused toward a Christian aspect. I felt like I was being preached at rather than being entertained.
    Sarah P Super Reviewer
  • Aug 10, 2007
    <FONT FACE="Maiandra GD " SIZE="-1"> Pointless.... Disturbing.... It's so bad, my face hurts from laughing while crying. Wonder how this can be classed as a film?
    Alexander C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 08, 2007
    I loved this Movie. Secretly bought even a DVD.
    Wahida K Super Reviewer

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