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Tyler Perry's 'Mea Culpa': Love It or Hate It, You Decide!

Yasmine LAMNANI-IDRISSI

Tyler Perry's latest film, "Mea Culpa," is stirring up quite the debate among viewers and critics alike. It seems that opinions on this Netflix release are as diverse as they come.

In "Mea Culpa," Kelly Rowland takes on the role of Mea, a determined criminal defense attorney striving to become a partner in her firm. Her ambition leads her to take on the case of Zyair, portrayed by Trevante Rhodes, an artist accused of the murder of his girlfriend. As the story unfolds, Mea finds herself navigating the complexities of the legal system while confronting her own moral dilemmas.

According to Murtada Elfadl from Variety, "Mea Culpa" won't be everyone's cup of tea. Elfadl acknowledges that many might dismiss it as "shlock," but he appreciates Perry's ability to give his loyal fan base exactly what they want. For those dedicated followers, the film provides ample entertainment for a cozy night at home.

On the flip side, Benjamin Lee of The Guardian gives the film a mere 2 stars, criticizing Perry for stumbling over soapy dialogue and turning an erotic thriller into a lackluster relationship drama. Lee particularly takes issue with the perplexing twists in the last act, suggesting that Perry may have the element of surprise but lacks the smarts to explain it.

Rotten Tomatoes doesn't paint a rosy picture either, with "Mea Culpa" earning a low 17 percent score, indicating a less-than-impressed critical consensus.

Despite the criticism, the film is making waves on Netflix. Just three days after its release, "Mea Culpa" has shot up the global rankings. It's sitting pretty at number one in the USA, Australia, and Canada, and a solid number two in the UK, Brazil, France, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, and Spain. It seems that, regardless of the critiques, audiences around the world are tuning in.

In the end, whether you find "Mea Culpa" admirably entertaining or critically lacking, one thing is for sure – it's a film that's sparked conversations, and everyone's got an opinion. Love it or hate it, the choice is yours! Now streaming on Netflix. #MeaCulpa #TylerPerry #Netflix #EveryonesGuiltyOfSomething.


Tyler Perry’s Mea Culpa poster :IMDb


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