I Can Do Bad All by Myself

Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    75
    It’s the best Tyler Perry movie to date - the writer/director/actor/mogul’s most confident and competent mixture of uplifting black middle-class melodrama and low-down comedy.
  2. It's probably the impresario's best-made movie yet, his most joyful, and his most moving.
  3. What works best, though, is that it's practically an R&B/gospel musical.
  4. A double shot of Saturday-night lowdown chased by a cheery chug of Sunday-morning uplift.
  5. 67
    With Bad, Perry is savvy enough to let riveting musical numbers by ringers like Gladys Knight and Mary J. Blige--along with Henson’s deeply empathetic performance--carry the film’s feverish emotions more than his characteristically ham-fisted screenplay.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. Jul 9, 2012
    10
    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 ratedThe 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!!!!..... Full Review »
  2. Evelyn
    Sep 28, 2009
    9
    I really enjoyed this movie.....I loved the religious aspect in which Tyler demonstrates that even a woman that's an adulterer can have I really enjoyed this movie.....I loved the religious aspect in which Tyler demonstrates that even a woman that's an adulterer can have a change of heart. Full Review »
  3. CalvinaL
    Sep 14, 2009
    10
    This movie was Tyler Perry's best. Madea's appearance fit in perfectly and did not take away from the messages. Mary J. Blige was This movie was Tyler Perry's best. Madea's appearance fit in perfectly and did not take away from the messages. Mary J. Blige was excellent and the song was performed extremely well. Go girl. Full Review »