• 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle
    When all's said and done, it turns out to be quite sweet-natured. OK. I laughed. So sue me.
  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer
    Lawrence plus latex equals laughs.
  • 63
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner
    A high-spirited, big-bottomed Polaroid of the comedian in a fat suit.
  • 63
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today
    There's something about a plus-size floral housedress that brings out the best in many male comics, and Lawrence is no exception.
  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times
    Any movie that employs an oven mitt and a plumber's friend in a childbirth scene cannot be all bad, and I laughed a lot.
  • 38
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post
    Intermittently funny, often vulgar.
  • 33
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly
    Lawrence is so ON that he appears to be gunning for clockwork bursts of audience approval.
  • 20
    Todd McCarthy Variety
    The sight and sound of Lawrence in fat-lady drag remains engaging throughout; script may often let him down, forcing him to keep things afloat almost single-handedly.
  • 20
    Andrew O'Hehir Salon
    Martin Lawrence, no Eddie Murphy, takes a reheated cross-dressing shtick and turns it into something to elate your inner fourth-grader.
  • 20
    Luke Y. Thompson Dallas Observer
    If Big Momma's House isn't as bad as you imagined, then you've no imagination at all.