Boo! A Madea Halloween

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Madea franchise is getting so tired it's scary.

PG-13 2016 103 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 14+

It just wasn't funny

My boyfriend and I watched Madea Halloween thinking it was going to be funny, but it was just not funny. I especially didn't find the joking about child abuse funny, as disciplining children was one of the main messages of this movie. I just couldn't even watch it to the end. At the end of the movie, jokes about sexual assault in prison are even made to 2 minors. This is coming from a fan of Madea movies. I normally love Madea movies, but this one just wasn't it. The teenage child had issues from a divorce that apparently were never talked about, resulting in her bad behavior. Instead of taking her to therapy or having a heart to heart about it, the father decides to prank her by faking a murder of one of her friends and faking an arrest for sneaking out to a party. What I saw was a teenager with a legitimate reason to be upset (the divorce) being put through more emotional damage. Parents please talk to your children. The whole plot of the movie was preventable by an open line of communication.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 12+

Give it a chance

Even though some of the movie is a bit inappropriate it’s still a great movie. People aren’t really giving it a chance and making a big deal off of some parts. The movie talks about the importance of kids listening and acting like children which is very important.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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