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  1. Positive: 3 out of 30
  2. Negative: 11 out of 30
  1. A very curious and very entertaining mix, the Labradoodle of inspirational romantic-comedy-melodramas.
  2. Reviewed by: Kevin Allison
    As preposterously awkward, naïve and contrived as this movie is, it's still a curious sort of pleasure to witness-especially the gospel singing scenes.
  3. In an awkward split-personality way, it works some of the time.
  4. So oblivious to genre that it occupies its own special stylistic niche, if you can imagine such a thing as a romantic revenge farce.
  5. 40
    The film is never dull.
  6. 30
    Veers back and forth between indigestibly syrupy romance and vulgar "ethnic" comedy, with healthy doses of Christian proselytizing thrown in for good measure.
  7. 20
    The whole three-ring circus winds up in a church for a redemptive finale, but by then, Diary has committed too many sins for even the most generous soul to offer salvation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 76
  2. Negative: 14 out of 76
  1. Jul 9, 2012
    The critics have done it AGAIN! They have underated another GREAT Perry film! This movie's too good to get such a low score. People who rated this movie low are just JEALOUS just like spike lee is because Tyler Perry makes GREAT films. REMEMBER.....jealousy is a sin!!!!..... Expand
  2. Jun 3, 2014
    " Diary of a mad black woman is just like no other madea movie Hilarious , Heart Warming ". What is confusing is critics reaction to the film ( yes I agree some perry films have bad humor which is something to not like ).But it is powerful if you do not see what powerful to you . **** you critics . Grade A+ Expand
  3. LindaR
    Mar 22, 2009
    I love this movie it make me realize how you could easy forgive a person no matter how they treat you in the long run especially you trying to save your marriage it take two to make it work. Neither spouse have any reason to cheat on each other, that they suppose to follow their wedding vow. Expand
  4. NathanK.
    Mar 20, 2006
    Instead of "Waiting to Exhale", Kimberly Elise's character realizes that she has the power to forgive, and move on, instead of staying angry. Medea/Joe provide comic relief, and also provide a "hook" to get audiences interested. Expand
  5. Erica
    Oct 23, 2007
    This movie was the best it could have more funny parts though cant wait for the next one.
  6. MarkR.
    Apr 7, 2006
    A horrific and distasteful film. Yes, distasteful i.e. blatant humiliation and physical cruelty to a paraplegic by the protagonist.
  7. J.B.
    Feb 14, 2006
    This movie was horrible from the beginning. The characters are so cliche. You cant really take any of it seriously. People were inspired by this movie? I though it was supposed to be a comedy going in. Believe me, it tries to be a comedy at times but fails horribly. Kudos to Tyler Perry though if this drivel earned him millions. I dont know how he pulled that off. Expand

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