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Tyler Perry’s ‘A Madea Homecoming’ scores No. 1 spot, gets positive reviews

Tyler Perry's 'A Madea Homecoming' scores No. 1 spot, gets positive reviews
Tyler Perry (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Many fans were suffering from Madea withdrawal after the manic matriarch had been retired by its creator Tyler Perry back in 2019 following A Madea Family Funeral.

The unforeseen pandemic, however, convinced Perry to unearth the sassy, gun-toting and English-language-mutilating grandmother from her metaphorical grave to make A Madea Homecoming and earned some good reviews and the No. 1 spot on Netflix.

The film stars Perry, David and Tamela J. Mann, Cassi Davis, Gabrielle Dennis, and newcomers Brandon Black as Tim, and Candace Maxwell as Ellie. The story revolves around the great-grandson, whose graduation gets upended by family drama and hidden secrets. 

A Madea Homecoming is Tyler’s second film to be released on Netflix, following A Fall From Grace in 2020. A Madea Homecoming has garnered good reviews from some movie critics. Variety called the film “The fastest, funniest Tyler Perry movie in a while.”

Alonso Duradle of The Wrap noted that being unrestrained by the usually restrictive PG-13 parameters, some fans were surprised by the copious use of the N-word, F-bombs and vulgar references that flew throughout the 11th Madea film.

With A Madea Homecoming, Perry has — probably for the first time since Madea’s Big Happy Family — created a vehicle that lets Madea be Madea,” Duradle penned. “No longer required by Perry the executive producer to tone down the material for a family-friendly PG-13 rating, Perry the writer-director-actor lets Madea be the blunt-talking, gun-toting, no-nonsense THC enthusiast that the character was always meant to be.”

Check out a clip of A Madea Homecoming below.

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