• PG-13, 1 hr. 29 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Seth Gordon
    In Theaters:
    Nov 26, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 24, 2009
  • New Line Cinema

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Four Christmases Reviews

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk

About as predictable as socks under the tree.

Full Review Source: TheShiznit.co.uk | Original Score: 2/5

October 14, 2012
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

It's too sparse in the comedy to be really successful--every good joke is in the commercials--but it's got some heart and that counts for something.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 6.5/10

March 22, 2011
William Goss
Cinematical

Maybe if Four Christmases had extended itself beyond white trash targets and projectile vomiting, we could've been talking about a new Christmas classic right now.

Full Review Source: Cinematical

December 17, 2009
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

Movie-goers heading to see the romantic comedy Four Christmases might want comedy, Christmas cheer and chemistry, but nobody gets everything on his wish list.

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

December 11, 2009
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

How many Academy Award winners can a studio put in one cast and still turn out a bad movie?

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 4/10

November 19, 2009
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times

Although not a yuletide classic, Four Christmases is better than most of the holiday-oriented slop put out in recent years.

Full Review Source: Washington Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 30, 2009
Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick

For all of its snarky holiday/family bashing, Four Christmases wimps out in the third act and reaffirms all the traditional values it affects to mock.

Full Review Source: Miss FlickChick

March 2, 2009
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum

Maybe catch one of the other hundred holiday films to be offered over the next few weeks and wait for Four Christmases to come to your local Red Box.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 1/5

January 4, 2009
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Grows tired long before the end credits start rolling at the 80-minute mark.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 2/4

December 27, 2008
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

There is no spark to the humor, there is no warmth to the drama. There is a tired plot that whips the essence of every Christmas movie ever made into a dreary slog

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 1/5

December 24, 2008

Feels like they wanted to make 5 different holiday movies and couldn't decide which plot line was best, so they rolled them all together, glossing over everything.

Full Review Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 17, 2008
Evan Williams
The Australian

Projectile baby vomiting is a recurring gag. I cried mistletoe well before the film was halfway through.

Full Review Source: The Australian | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 12, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Feels both too cluttered and too safe.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 9, 2008
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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This is marginally better than most, with a few offbeat comic ideas, a reliably droll performance from Vaughn, and, as the parents, four watchable old troupers in search of a fat paycheck.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 9, 2008
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

You can see most of the big slapstick set-pieces looming long before they hit but there are a few smaller routines that pack a punch just because they have an unexpectedly manic tilt to them.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 8, 2008
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times

An embarassment for all involved.

Full Review Source: Illinois Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 6, 2008
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

Four Christmases boasts one of the most impressive casts ever assembled to make a movie that is, at best, only mildly amusing.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 6, 2008
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

A good start to the holiday season.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

December 5, 2008
Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)

Filled with 'hilarious' scenes of people being vomited on and falling off roofs, Four Holidays tries to meld nasty, black-hued comedy with warm sentiment, resulting in a sick melange of treacle and malice.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

December 4, 2008
Leigh Paatsch
Daily Telegraph (Australia)

An imperfect storm of horrible writing, awkward casting and questionable taste gathers soon after the opening credits and dumps downpours of buzz-killing humour at depressingly regular intervals.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph (Australia) | Original Score: 1/4

December 4, 2008
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