Rated PG-13 · 103 minutes · 2009

It seems like every time somebody farts, a new Tyler Perry movie comes out. Perry’s latest, Madea Goes to Jail, stinks to high heaven, so that backs up that theory. Writer/director Perry traffics in discordant, discombobulated movies involving his overweight, elderly drag persona, Madea. The films are always part-serious and part-slapstick. Admittedly, Madea does have some funny moments, but they are peppered into a film that deals with the horrors of prostitution, drug addiction and asshole prospective wives. You get a weighty scene in which actor Derek Luke is spewing tears all over the place, followed by a scene in which Madea beats up somebody or causes major public mayhem. It just doesn’t work.

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'Madea Goes to Jail' makes it clear: Tyler Perry really needs to be stopped »

Official Site: www.madeagoestojailmovie.com
Director: Tyler Perry
Producer: Reuben Cannon and Michael Paseornek
Cast: Tyler Perry, Derek Luke, Keshia Knight Pulliam, David Mann, Tamela Mann, RonReaco Lee, Ion Overman, Vanessa Ferlito, Viola Davis, Sofía Vergara, Robin Coleman and Bobbi Baker


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The Coast Halifax Madea Goes to Jail It's easy to dismiss Tyler Perry's movies as cheap and preachy, but they need to be viewed in a full audience to be appreciated. by Mark Palermo 02/26/2009

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