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Big Momma's House Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 33

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Lawrence is so ON that he appears to be gunning for clockwork bursts of audience approval.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    There's something about a plus-size floral housedress that brings out the best in many male comics, and Lawrence is no exception.

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

Funny Martin Lawrence in drag with potty jokes.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie contains a lot of sexual humor and potty jokes. There is brief nudity, including the real Big Momma's backside. Violence includes a menacing bad guy, characters in peril, fighting, and gunplay.

  • Families can talk about Sherry's mistake and how she handled it, stereotypes of the elderly, how we decide whom to trust, and the way that families support each other through bad times.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Characters in peril, guns and shooting

  • sex false5

    Sex: Many comic sexual references and situations, brief nudity

  • language false3

    Language: Some strong language

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Some social drinking