I'll Be Home for Christmas Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
This family comedy finds unearned laughs in old women and dog flatulence.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Jon Taylor Thomas' yule tale charming for tweens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 24, 2010
An innocuously entertaining comedy...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
December 19, 2008
Um filme natalino que advoga a eficácia da mentira e do egoísmo como formas de ser bem sucedido.
| Original Score: 2/5
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 16, 2008
It gets off to a grating start, but this slight comedy eventually finds its feet and delivers a holiday-themed package made up in equal parts of mild laughs and sweet-as-sweet-can-be sentiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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April 16, 2008
Arrogance gives way to humility, making this an appropriate, if thoroughly cliched, Christmas morality tale that's sugar-coated with an attractive cast spouting sitcom-quality dialogue.
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 28, 2006
I'll Be Home for Christmas asks the impossible of us.
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
None of the cast comes off well, but they have little to work with, since the dialogue sounds like it was made up on the spot and performed without rehearsal.
Kate Manning
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
It's the cinematic equivalent of a flavored rice cake -- palatable while you're chewing and completely forgotten 10 minutes later.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Hurrah -- let's teach our kids that if you look good and are skilled at making up convincing lies, everyone will love you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
A Christmas turkey.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
February 14, 2001
Surprisingly engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Too sophisticated for thumb-suckers, but far too stupid for anyone else.
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Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
It's all by-the-numbers stuff!

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Director Sanford struggles in vain to put a shiny new wrapper on this secondhand offering.
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Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
The Disney family flick is all sight gags and button-pushing to holiday tunes.
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Detroit Free Press
January 1, 2000
Funny only in your dreams!
Steven Boone
Citysearch
January 1, 2000
Jonathan Taylor Thomas is completely out of his element as the smooth-talking operator.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 1, 2000
Next to this, 'Santa Claus Conquers the Martians' looks like a work of depth and brilliance.
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Bah, humbug!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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