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Netflix viewers call Mea Culpa 'one of the worst movies ever' as Kelly Rowland thriller climbs ranks

by Stewart Cole

Mea CulpaUS comedy mogul Tyler Perry's latest film has been flogged by viewers.

The film, a legal thriller, follows a criminal defense attorney (Kelly Rowland) who agrees to represent an artist (Trevante Rhodes) accused of murdering his girlfriend.

Perry wrote, directed and produced the film, which began streaming on Netflix earlier this week. Along with Rowland and Rhodes, Mea Culpa Also starring Nick Sagar, Sean Sagar, RonReaco Lee, Shannon Thornton and Kerry O'Malley.

The reviews were damning, with Mea Culpa earning a low “Rotten” rating of just 17 percent on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes at the time of writing, indicating that less than a fifth of reviewers who watched it gave it a positive review.

In a two star review for The guardiancritic Benjamin Lee wrote: “As one might guess from the plot description, it's hopelessly over-the-top, Perry's poor actors stumbling over inane soapy dialogue, needlessly occupying something that needed a lot more focus to work.”

“While it may start as a romantic thriller, it slows down into a fluid relationship drama before reaching a climax that hinges on head-scratching twists and turns that don't make any sense.”

Reactions on social media were not more positive, with many viewers describing the film as Perry's worst.

Perry's previous films include; Diary of a Mad Black Woman and the Madea franchise, in which a crossover Perry plays an elderly woman.

Kelly Rowland in “Mea Culpa”

(Bob Mahoney/Perry Well Films 2/Courtesy of Netflix)

Mea Culpa (2024)… from start to finish, this is quite simply Tyler Perry's worst movie to date,” wrote one person on X/Twitter. “I'd go so far as to say it's probably one of the worst movies I've ever had the displeasure of watching. Not a trace of emotion, not a tear or laughter. Nothing for 120 minutes.”

Mea Culpa it was one of the worst movies made in this 21st century,” commented another, while a third noted that the film “might be the worst movie I've ever seen in my entire life.”

“Tyler Perry Mea Culpa it's one of the worst movies I've ever seen,” another remarked. “This movie is terrible. Tubi originals are better. If you are thinking of watching this movie, keep moving to another one. Tyler Perry has all the resources at his disposal and he's picking up trash.”

The film is available to stream now on Netflix.

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