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Madea's Witness Protection (2012)

Madea's Witness Protection

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy

Release Date

June 29, 2012

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

114 min.

Studio

Lionsgate Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Tyler Perry

Producer

Paul Hall, Ozzie Areu

Screenwriter

Tyler Perry

Starring

Story


Tyler Perry returns as America's favorite brash, no-holds-barred grandma in Lionsgate's "Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection", an outrageous culture clash comedy that also stars Eugene Levy, Denise Richards and Doris Roberts.

For years, George Needleman (Levy), the gentle CFO of a Wall Street investment bank, has been living with his head in the clouds. His frustrated second wife, Kate (Richards), has reached her limit taking care of his senile mother, Barbara (Roberts). His teenage daughter, Cindy (Danielle Campbell), is spoiled beyond hope and his seven-year-old son, Howie (Devan Leos), wishes his father were around more. But George is finally forced to wake up when he learns that his firm, Lockwise Industries, has been operating a mob-backed Ponzi scheme - and that he's been set up as the fall guy.

Facing criminal charges and death threats from the mob, George and his entire family are put under witness protection in the safest place that Brian (Perry), a federal prosecutor from Atlanta, can think of...

His Aunt Madea's house down South.

As a result, Madea and her live-in brother, Uncle Joe (Perry), find themselves managing a completely dysfunctional family from Connecticut. But as George tries to solve the mystery behind Lockwise's finances, Madea whips the Needlemans into shape using her hilarious brand of tough love. And together, they realize they just might have what it takes to unite George's family, outsmart the mob and change everyone's lives for the better.

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Denise Richards
Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection New York Premiere
Jun 25, 2012
Denise Richards
Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection New York Premiere
Jun 25, 2012

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..too late to the Ponzi-scheme party to be topical, and not outrageous enough to take advantage of its own setups..”
by Neil Genzlinger [NY Times]
“..is less a movie than it is an exercise in product branding..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
“..this effort - veering wildly from broad comedy to sensitive drama - feels even more ungainly than most..”
by Frank Scheck [Hollywood Reporter]