out of 100
Metascore®Generally unfavorable reviews Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.
A sample of reviews from critics across the country.
Kind of a drag when it resorts to frantic slapstick and tired action-comedy tropes, but modestly engaging during stretches that suggest the project would have worked better as an exuberant musical.
Read full review
John Whitesell's extraordinarily witless movie operates as a checklist for cultural and racial clichés.
Won't likely disappoint fans of men-in-drag comedy but doesn't offer much that's original or funny.
Lawrence's gender-bending jokes are played out, and his slapstick is wooden and slow.
About the only honestly funny thing in the movie is Faizon Love's uncredited performance in the Joe E. Brown role, as the school maintenance man who's immediately smitten with Big Momma.
A film so drained of entertainment or simple humanity it is difficult to relate to as anything other than industrial artifact.
See all Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son movie reviews at Metacritic.com
Read full review |
It's not a drag.
Read full review | Comments (3)
Movies.com, the ultimate source for everything movies, is your destination for new movie trailers, reviews, photos, times, tickets + more! Stay in the know with the latest movie news and cast interviews at Movies.com.