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Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman 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.

  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Sheri Linden

    In an awkward split-personality way, it works some of the time.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    While the jokes are obvious and the romance formulaic, a good-natured sensibility saves the film from being too hokey. The individual parts may not work, but the sum remains entertaining.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 15+

Syrupy drama -- not much here for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie includes painful confrontations, violence (including shooting and assault), drinking, drug use, and sexual references. One strength of the movie is its unabashed portrayal of religious conviction as a mainstay for believers. Another is its depiction of the careful consideration and commitment that should be involved in deciding when to become sexually involved. The movie also benefits from its portrayal of strong and devoted women and African-American characters

  • Families can talk about why Helen was willing to give up so much of herself for Charles.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Some violence, including a shooting, domestic violence.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual references and situations, adultery, out of wedlock children.

  • language false3

    Language: Some tough and mean language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Characters include drug addict, drug dealer.