The best thing about Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys is the opportunity it affords to watch a pair of veteran actresses still at the top of their game…. Though better than most of Perry's broad comedies, The Family That Preys still suffers from excessive predictability and mawkish sentiment, which detracts from the story's believability. When the story is focused upon the formidable duo of family matriarchs, things proceed more smoothly.
The Family That Preys was a good title for this funny, dramatic film about relationships both good and bad. Marriages, friendships, parent child and sibling relationships are all portrayed here with comedy and drama. There are winners and losers in this movie on many level. Tyler Perry knocks another one out of the park.