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The Perfect Holiday Reviews

Maitland McDonagh
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 17, 2011

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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October 18, 2008
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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I'd rather watch 90 minutes of a flickering yule log video than sit through this overcooked Christmas goose again.

December 17, 2007
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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[A] wretched yuletide comedy.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 14, 2007
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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The Perfect Holiday makes the safest, blandest choices possible in delivering some Christmas cheer for the whole family.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D+

December 12, 2007
David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
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Despite the flabby direction and uninspired plot, The Perfect Holiday almost works because Chestnut and Union are an attractive couple and you want them to get together.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

December 12, 2007
Whitney Pastorek
Entertainment Weekly
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[Queen Latifah and Terrence Howard] may be a draw, but it's too bad no one thought the endearing performances in this charming (if cliché) family romance would be enough.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

December 12, 2007
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Jovial and junky as all get out, The Perfect Holiday is about what you'd expect from a holiday comedy daring to put 'perfect' in its title. As in anything but.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

December 12, 2007
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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The Perfect Holiday, as many a holiday movie before it, meticulously goes through the motions, but never quite finds the magic of the season.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

December 12, 2007
Maitland McDonagh
Time Out New York
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Mixes rehashed inspirational-film cliches and urban humor, to no good effect.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 12, 2007
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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[The script] hasn't been written as much as stamped out like so many cheap Christmas knickknacks that will be on the clearance shelf come Dec. 26.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

December 12, 2007
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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The Perfect Holiday, directed by Lance Rivera, is that most dispiriting product, a formulaic movie that doesn't believe in itself.

| Original Score: 1.5/5

December 12, 2007
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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The cold void of January can't come fast enough if it means an end to releases like The Perfect Holiday.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

December 12, 2007
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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It's a shame that Gabrielle Union can't get better scripts than this one.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 12, 2007
Mekeisha Madden Toby
Detroit News
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The sparks that [Union and Chestnut] ignite onscreen cannot save the disjointed mess of a film that is The Perfect Holiday.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C-

December 12, 2007
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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Dear Santa: Please leave better scripts under her Christmas tree.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

December 12, 2007
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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There's not much original about the film, but it's played with high spirits and good cheer, there are lots of musical interludes, and it's pitched straight at families.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 12, 2007
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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For fans of lousy seasonal cheer, Dec. 25 comes early.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 0.5/4

December 12, 2007
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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The Perfect Holiday is so modest and good-natured that its flaws are hardly glaring.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

December 12, 2007
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Queen Latifah and Terrence Howard act as commentators, nudging the contrivances this way and that.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

December 12, 2007
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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In the annals of Noel films so wincingly, gratingly, insultingly bad that a lump of coal would be vastly preferable, The Perfect Holiday ranks alongside Surviving Christmas for sheer unwatchability.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 1/4

December 11, 2007
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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The messages here are what you'd expect: Love your family. Don't be selfish. Don't tell lies. Have a happy holiday. Christmas doesn't have to be perfect to entertain you. Just like this movie.

December 11, 2007
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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Ostensibly a Christmastime comedy about romance, The Perfect Holiday manages to be none of the above.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1/4

December 11, 2007
Julia Wallace
Village Voice
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The actors distinguish themselves mainly by their ability to make the material, directed and co-written by Lance Rivera, seem even more painfully awkward and unfunny than it already is -- which is very.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 11, 2007
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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There's not a single scene in Holiday that doesn't feel like it was copied from any number of other cookie-cutter rom coms, Christmas-themed or otherwise.

December 7, 2007
John Anderson
Variety
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There's a lot of sap in this Christmas tree.

Full Review Source: Variety

December 6, 2007
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