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      Tyler Perry's the Family That Preys

      PG-13 Released Sep 12, 2008 1 hr. 51 min. Drama List
      53% 43 Reviews Tomatometer 61% 50,000+ Ratings Audience Score Despite their differences in social class, Charlotte (Kathy Bates) and Alice (Alfre Woodard) are good friends for many years. Then secrets, greed and scandal surrounding both their families throw the women's lives into turmoil. Charlotte and Alice set out on a road trip across the country, hoping to gain perspective and save the situation from ruin. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Sep 20 Buy Now

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      Tyler Perry's The Family that Preys treads the filmmaker's established terrain of family loyalty and moral uprightness, though the occasionally predictable plot slides forward, aided by an excess of soapy melodrama.

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      Khadija B The critics are wrong again. This is definitely one of Tyler Perry's better movies. Yeah it's a little melodramatic but it's still a great movie. Kathy Bates is brilliant and Alfre Woodard is really, really good as well. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/14/24 Full Review Ash P I'm a fan of Tyler Parry's works and this is one of his best works. I mean, out of all of his movies, this is one of his best works. Best parts are always hands down when Cathy Bates and Alfre Woodard hang out even as if they're best friends in real life. I'd have to honestly say my pet peeve would have to be a little too many plotlines. Granted, they lead up to the main conclusion, but you'd have to really pay attention if you want an overwhelming soap opera drama like this movie delivers. Good acting, good writing and a barrel full of laughs as this is one of his best works. 9/10. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 11/10/23 Full Review andre h One of the best Tyler Perry movies. Great Actors and Great Actresses! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Becky H Wow! Great dramatic story that's relatable to All!! So moving and the life lessons are gems. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/15/21 Full Review uncle p Story/Screenplay: (3.5/5) Tyler Perry stories tend to be predictable, but this one was less so. Perhaps because I was expecting one thing and something else was delivered, this story stands out. On its own merits, it was somewhat interesting and worth watching. Duration/Tempo: (3/5) At 1 hour and 51 minutes, it's an average length movie that felt a bit longer. Cast & Crew: (3.5/5) Good cast. Alfre Woodard, Kathy Bates, Sanaa Lathan, and Cole Hauser were solid. Summary: (3.5/5) The story and cast were good enough, but the film felt a bit long. A borderline thumbs up. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I actually enjoyed this film and its message, it isn’t Perry’s best but fits in with his main talents. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 05/31/18 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Candice Frederick Reel Talk Online Though the movie at times flowed like a soap opera with its dramatic turns and pregnant pauses, it kept your attention. Rated: B+ Sep 12, 2017 Full Review Nell Minow Movie Mom Rated: B+ Feb 18, 2012 Full Review Monika Fabian Time Out Rated: 4/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com While Perry, much like Spike Lee, seems to have his finger on the pulse of the black community, his storylines and themes are universal. Rated: 3.0/4.0 Sep 7, 2020 Full Review Tim Brayton Antagony & Ecstasy Whatever its other sins, the movie cannot be accused of wanting for ambition or scope. Rated: 6/10 Feb 9, 2012 Full Review Dave White Movies.com Rated: 2/5 Apr 4, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Despite their differences in social class, Charlotte (Kathy Bates) and Alice (Alfre Woodard) are good friends for many years. Then secrets, greed and scandal surrounding both their families throw the women's lives into turmoil. Charlotte and Alice set out on a road trip across the country, hoping to gain perspective and save the situation from ruin.
      Director
      Tyler Perry
      Screenwriter
      Tyler Perry
      Distributor
      Lionsgate Films
      Production Co
      Tyler Perry Company
      Rating
      PG-13 (Brief Violence|Thematic Material|Sexual References)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 12, 2008, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 26, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $37.0M
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