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  • Release Date: Mar 14, 2014
Metascore
31

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 8 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Mar 14, 2014
    60
    One of the best products to roll off the prolific multihyphenate’s Atlanta-based assembly line, largely absent the pandering humor and finger-wagging moralism that have bedeviled many of Perry’s earlier (if undeniably popular) efforts.
  2. Reviewed by: Chris Nashawaty
    Mar 14, 2014
    58
    As with most of his films (Madea-centric and otherwise), subtlety isn’t Perry’s strongest suit. He tends to hammer his audience over the head with canned sentimentality, lazy stereotypes, and easy uplift.
  3. Reviewed by: Sheila O'Malley
    Mar 21, 2014
    50
    The Single Moms Club is almost good.
  4. Reviewed by: Amy Nicholson
    Mar 15, 2014
    50
    As ever, he has the last laugh. This is How Stella Got Her Groove Back, for the Pop-Tart crowd, a wish-fulfillment weepie that not only narrowly clears Perry's low bar, thanks mostly to McLendon-Covey and Brown, but has already sold the TV sitcom rights to Oprah.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Mar 14, 2014
    50
    It's an improvement on some of Perry's other films that strike a heavy-handed moralistic note. And it lacks the silly slapstick humor of his Madea movies.
  6. Reviewed by: Marjorie Baumgarten
    Mar 19, 2014
    40
    Never a filmmaker known for his subtlety, The Single Moms Club turns out to be one of Perry’s most distinctive efforts.
  7. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Mar 15, 2014
    40
    This is a film about catharsis and camaraderie, not logic. For some, that — and a chance to see characters the movies often ignore — will be enough to join the club.
  8. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Mar 15, 2014
    40
    Mr. Perry’s latest film touches upon some recognizable and realistic challenges with efficient compassion, but there’s probably more dramatic tension in a car pool than in this film’s collection of predicaments.
  9. Reviewed by: Bill Zwecker
    Mar 13, 2014
    38
    This lame tale just falls completely flat.
  10. Reviewed by:  Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Mar 14, 2014
    33
    Partway through the film, a viewer may begin to yearn for Perry’s usual schizoid shtick, the cacophony of screeches and sobs.
  11. Reviewed by: Nathan Rabin
    Mar 15, 2014
    30
    Even Tyler Perry seems bored and exhausted by his own shtick. To its credit or detriment, Single Moms Club cannot muster up the energy to be as insulting and offensive as Perry’s previous two films.
  12. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    Mar 14, 2014
    30
    The problem here isn’t the writer-director’s politics, but his stifling lack of imagination, his complete refusal to even attempt narrative dexterity.
  13. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Mar 13, 2014
    25
    Perry has made better movies, and perhaps worse ones. But never one as dull as this.
  14. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Mar 15, 2014
    20
    Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club is a sitcom masquerading as a feature film... Too bad he didn't just spare us the awfulness of this flat and phony slices-of-life dramedy and go right to series, where half-hour bites might have helped mitigate the pain.
  15. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Mar 15, 2014
    12
    As directed by Perry, The Single Moms Club goes for a mix of escapism and reality-based drama and winds up with a movie that can only be enjoyed via the running, snarky commentary that will inevitably scroll through most audience members’ heads as they watch.
  16. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Mar 14, 2014
    10
    The only things left out of The Single Moms Club are genuine humor and emotion.
User Score
2.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Mar 14, 2014
    0
    Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club is a sitcom masquerading as a feature film. And given Perry's snowballing small-screen presence, an eventual TV show of it would be no surprise. Full Review »
  2. Jul 14, 2014
    8
    I think the single moms club movie was a very inspirational movie for single parents, because it does show
    the different struggles mothers
    have and different situations, and that will connect with a lot of the single mothers out there.
    That's why i love watching Tyler Perry's movies because in each movie/play theirs a connection to someones life experience or something their going through at that very moment
    Full Review »
  3. Apr 2, 2014
    10
    Tyler Perry's Single Moms Club is not that bad . it is funny and the one and only mother of all comedies for once i saw a good Tyler Perry film . Grade A+ Full Review »