Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween | The sassy matriarch scares up very few laughs

Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween

The Night She Came Home!

Tyler Perry’s Madea is black America’s answer to Mrs Brown – a sharp-tongued matriarch with a sentimental pride in family values. And just like Brendan O’Carroll’s foul-mouthed Irish mammy, Perry’s drag creation elicits pant-wetting hilarity in fans and bafflement in everyone else.

Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween – a horror comedy and the ninth Madea film – is more of the same and finds Perry’s sassy old timer getting her own back on a bunch of rowdy frat boys over Halloween, while keeping her bratty great-niece (Diamond White) in line. Scares are non-existent, the comedy crude and the filmmaking slipshod. The movie made me chuckle once in 100 minutes but went down a treat with devotees and has already generated a sequel.

Certificate 12A. Runtime 99 mins. Director Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween debuts on Sky Cinema Premiere on Monday 30 October. Available on DVD & Digital from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

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