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Review: Alex Cross

The level of writing in Alex Cross is inferior to that of your fourth-favorite TV cop show.

By BETSY SHERMAN  |  October 26, 2012
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Review: Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection

The first of writer/director/producer/star Tyler Perry's Madea movies not based on one of his plays, his sixth outing as the sharp-tongued (but dull-witted) 6'4" Southern black woman is more of a sitcom.
More of Perry's ever-diminishing antics
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 06, 2012
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Farewell, Governor Garrahy; film follies; Soopah hype; culinary arts in the Bucket

The flags are at half-mast at Casa Diablo on the passing of the wonderful former Vo Dilun governor, J. Joseph Garrahy.
Wotta guy
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 03, 2012
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Review: Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family

It's that time of year again, when the daffodils spring up and Tyler Perry puts on a dress and becomes Madea.

By TOM MEEK  |  April 29, 2011
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Review: For Colored Girls

Can a mid-'70s play consisting of 20 monologues delivered by seven women survive the transition to movie screens in 2010? The short answer: not if it's adapted by Tyler Perry.
Tyler Perry turns Ntozake Shange’s “choreopoem” into . . . a Tyler Perry movie.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 30, 2010
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Review: Children Of God

Nobody in the Bahamas of Kareem Mortimer’s uneven debut feature seems comfortable with his or her sexuality.
Fear and loathing in the Bahamas
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 07, 2010


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Review: Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?

Just when you thought filmmakers were out of ideas  ...
Why did we get "Married Too"?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 09, 2010
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Interview: Gabourey Sidibe

"While reading the book, I realized that I knew this girl in so many different people. Not just girls but boys, and not just black people but white and Asian and Indian."
A hidden gem discovered in Harlem
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 20, 2009
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Review: Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself

Tyler Perry's latest crackles with electricity, thanks to heaps of boffo acting talent, high-octane musical interludes, and the most easy-to-root-for electrocution scene since Ernest Goes to Jail.
Tyler Perry's latest is not so bad at all, really
By SHAULA CLARK  |  September 18, 2009
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Review: Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself

Tyler Perry's latest crackles with electricity, thanks to heaps of boffo acting talent, high-octane musical interludes, and the most easy-to-root-for electrocution scene since Ernest Goes to Jail.
Tyler Perry's latest is not so bad at all, really
By SHAULA CLARK  |  September 18, 2009
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Review: Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself

Tyler Perry's latest crackles with electricity, thanks to heaps of boffo acting talent, high-octane musical interludes, and the most easy-to-root-for electrocution scene since Ernest Goes to Jail.
Tyler Perry's latest is not so bad at all, really
By SHAULA CLARK  |  September 18, 2009


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If we wanted an endless barrage of stereotypical black characters passing gas on one another, we wouldn't have stopped watching Eddie Murphy movies.
If we wanted an endless barrage of stereotypical black characters passing gas on one another, we wouldn't have stopped watching Eddie Murphy movies.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009
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Review: Madea Goes to Jail

After a few Madea-less sojourns, Tyler Perry brings back his colossal cross-dressed caricature.
Laughs in a tent dress
By TOM MEEK  |  February 25, 2009
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Tyler Perry’s The Family that Preys

The prolific Tyler Perry is at it again, offering subpar entertainment to audiences so starved for sustenance they’ll eat his cheese.
The filmic equivalent of Velveeta
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  September 17, 2008
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Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns

Brenda is a newly jobless mother of three, and she’s getting no child support from her baby daddies.
Repackaged stereotypes
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  March 25, 2008
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Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?

Janet Jackson as the staid academic “Perfect Patty” delivers a smoldering nugget that lingers on screen long after the moment has passed.
Another African-American life lesson
By TOM MEEK  |  October 18, 2007


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Daddy’s Little Girls

Tyler Perry secured two likable leads for his new film, and they make Daddy’s Little Girls more enjoyable than it has any right to be.
Not for real life
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  February 21, 2007
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Madea's Family Reunion

Tyler Perry wrote and starred in the shoddy surprise hit Diary of a Mad Black Woman .
Tenderness illuminates the pontificating
By TOM MEEK  |  March 01, 2006