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Madea Goes to Jail (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 20 February 2009 (USA)
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Mischievous grandma Madea lands in jail, where she meets a variety of mixed-up characters.

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Mischievous grandma Madea lands in jail, where she meets a variety of mixed-up characters.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, drug content, some violence and sexual situations | See all certifications »

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$41,030,947 (USA) (20 February 2009)

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$90,485,233 (USA) (17 April 2009)
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Real cops and S.W.A.T members were used for the "Arrest Scene". Also cars and tanks were real. See more »

Goofs

When Candy is indicted, the judge calls her Ms. Washington but in the end of the movie when her case is over turned, they call her name out as Candace Collins. See more »

Quotes

Big Sal: Just shut up & let her talk!
Madea: Thank you, Biggie Smalls!
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Performed by Dale Peterson
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Tyler Perry is NOT a comic "genius"...
12 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Madea Goes to Jail" stands out in most of the movies I've seen, for one reason only: It was one of the two movies I've ever walked out on in the theater.

I admit it, I only laughed a couple times...but for the most part ,the humor consisted of nothing but shallow, harshly stereotypical and unclassy "jokes". Tyler Perry's portrayal of African-Americans is almost insulting. Not only that, but Madea was only shown for less than half of it! The only thing saving this from a 1 is Keisha Knight Pulliam's performance. She was the ONLY interesting thing about this crap fest. I look forward to more from her, but please, Tyler Perry, no more.


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