Madea is back! After retiring the classic character in 2019, Tyler Perry has brought her back for A Homecoming Madea on Netflix. Perry, of course, takes over the role of the main character and is accompanied by longtime Madea players Cassi Davis-Patton, David Mann and Tamela Mann, as well as some exciting additions to the cast. Critics have already seen the film, which is now available to stream on Netflix, so let’s see what they have to say about Perry’s latest film.
Tyler Perry told the public to “prepare” like A Homecoming Madea features the extended family gathering for the title character’s great-grandson’s college graduation. You can imagine drama quickly ensues as secrets begin to come out, but Madea is determined not to let anything spoil the celebration. So what did the critics think?
Craig D. Lindsey of the audiovisual club rates the film a C-, saying that apart from a few characters cross the irish tv show Mrs. Brown’s Boysit’s the same big comedy and soap opera twists we’ve come to expect:
John Serba from decision maker says it’s up to the viewer whether familiarity breeds comfort or contempt, and regardless of what critics say, fans of Madea’s previous 11 films and other projects are going to love this one, too.
Alonso Durald of The envelope said A Madea Homecoming by Tyler Perry is perhaps Perry’s best film to date, which is helped by the fact that it’s not under PG-13 constraints.
LeisureByte’s Pooja Sharma agrees with the previous reviewer, saying Madea’s comeback is “spirited”, “hilarious” and “one to watch”.
Ro Moore from What to watchhowever, disagrees, giving the Netflix film 2 out of 5 stars and saying the way Tyler Perry provides social commentary lacks necessary nuance and depth.
Tyler Perry has created a character and franchise in Madea that is adored by his loyal fans. A Homecoming Madea may not break the mold too much, but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? While some critics seem to like the film more than others, it all depends on your preferred style of humor.
Madea fans should find something to celebrate in A Madea Homecoming by Tyler Perry, which is available to stream now with a Netflix subscription. See some of the others best movies on netflixand be sure to check out our 2022 film release schedule to see what’s coming soon.