Metascore
33

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 27
  2. Negative: 13 out of 27
Watch On
  1. If you're not rolling in the aisles, you're definitely in the wrong theater.
  2. 50
    Any movie that employs an oven mitt and a plumber's friend in a childbirth scene cannot be all bad, and I laughed a lot.
  3. Reviewed by: Nekesa Mumbi Moody
    50
    The formulaic screenplay has enough funny moments to keep the audience from concentrating on the predictability of it all.
  4. 50
    Lawrence -- with the help of Oscar-winning makeup effects artist Greg Cannom ("Mrs. Doubtfire") -- has created yet another prosthetic screen wonder.
  5. Big Momma's got game, but she doesn't have much else.
  6. 40
    Neither good nor terrible.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Apr 14, 2014
    10
    This is such a underrated movie. THIS IS A TRUE FUNNY FILM!!! Great acting, great storyline, Great humour/jokes. Classic film still watch it.This is such a underrated movie. THIS IS A TRUE FUNNY FILM!!! Great acting, great storyline, Great humour/jokes. Classic film still watch it. 10 out of 10 Full Review »
  2. Dec 27, 2013
    5
    Big Momma's House is not perfect in any means, but it is smart in its own way but tries to be hilarious in every single way possible and thatBig Momma's House is not perfect in any means, but it is smart in its own way but tries to be hilarious in every single way possible and that got on nerves because it doesn't always work. The plot is smart and the characters are fun although not deep enough to make us care for them. So if you are just looking for some old school popcorn movie to watch with friends on a Saturday afternoon this is it. Full Review »
  3. May 26, 2012
    7
    Its not the most smart action comedy of the genre, but its got laughs and the characters are actually interesting.