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Watch Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas Online Fresh: satisfies both as a Saturday-matinee serial and as a tempting fanfare for the climactic There and Back Again, due next December.” – Richard Corliss, Time MagazineFresh: “It’s livelier and better than its predecessor. The first movie’s harrumphing throat-clearing has given way to a swift, imposing adventure boasting several wing-ding action sequences.” — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
Rotten: “A space-holding, empty-headed epic filled with characters and places (digital and otherwise) that are hard to keep straight, much less care about.” — Lou Lumenick, New York Post “A Madea Christmas,” like most of Tyler Perry’s output, was not screened for critics prior to its release in theaters. When an old friend decides to pay a surprise visit to her daughter, she talks Madea (Perry) into tagging along; soon our irrepressible heroine is shaking up a small town’s Christmas carnival. Check back with Rotten Tomatoes for reviews when they become available.
That’s just a loose framework for imparting the eternal values of brotherly love, openness and running off at the mouth. With the writer-director Adam McKay’s popular brand of improvisation-aided absurdism returning next week in “Anchorman 2,” it bears repeating that Mr. Perry is an inveterate ad-libber. At times, it seems as if he must have altered the course of the plot with a stray crazy word. Each new installment of Madea offers the mild perk of watching who’s allowed to respond (Larry the Cable Guy, Ms. Najimy and Ms. Horsford all roll along), and who’s supposed to keep a straight face through the storm of sass (Ms. Sumpter, for example).
That said, Madea is not at her most liberatingly loony here, nor does the high-wire potential amount to much (unless you count a Nativity tale rephrased in terms of dogs, or the mention of “Beasts of the Southern Wild”). Despite the Southern origins of her name in “my dear,” Mr. Perry’s character has in the past evoked the unbridled energies and perverse justice of another Medea, with an “e.” But her Christmas outing finds her less demonic than mischievous. There’s real talk but not smack downs, aside from holiday job rage in the department store opening (which features an ambitiously extended tracking shot).
Instead, Madea presides over congenial antiracist messages in red-state country, which is represented somewhat frugally in terms of locations. Eileen turns out to have the most hidebound attitudes, passed on to Lacey in the form of guilty secrecy; the cardboard Conner and his wisecracking parents are models of copacetic colorblindness.
With a character who can essentially say and do whatever she wants, you might expect a bit more. But Mr. Perry’s Christmas movie is like a requisite Christmas album, and, sure enough, his customary musical finale comes with a sallow-looking farm boy raising “Mary, Did You Know?” to the heavens.