About as predictable as socks under the tree.
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
| Original Score: 6.5/10
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.
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
How many Academy Award winners can a studio put in one cast and still turn out a bad movie?
| Original Score: 4/10
Although not a yuletide classic, Four Christmases is better than most of the holiday-oriented slop put out in recent years.
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.
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.
| Original Score: 1/5
Grows tired long before the end credits start rolling at the 80-minute mark.
| Original Score: 2/4
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
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Projectile baby vomiting is a recurring gag. I cried mistletoe well before the film was halfway through.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Feels both too cluttered and too safe.
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.
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.
An embarassment for all involved.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Four Christmases boasts one of the most impressive casts ever assembled to make a movie that is, at best, only mildly amusing.
A good start to the holiday season.
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.
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.
| Original Score: 1/4