Jingle All the Way - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Jingle All the Way Reviews

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Ahnold terminates the holiday spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rob Nelson
Boston Phoenix
September 5, 2009
God forbid Arnold should have to shell out for one of those Spanish-speaking turbomen being hocked in the bad part of town.
Pete Croatto
November 3, 2007
still heartless and unfunny and as welcome a part of the holidays as traffic and fruit cake.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 23, 2007
Home Alone, this is not, but for a family Christmas movie, it's surprisingly fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Emanuel Levy
December 18, 2006
In this formulaic star vehicle, Schwarzenegger gets to fly like Peter Pan, act like Superman--and fulfill all the fantasies kids may have about their fathers.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Douglas Pratt
July 21, 2006
The film is rescued by a strong third act, but getting there is torture.
| Original Score: 1/5
Michael Dequina
September 14, 2005
If it weren't for the credits 'A Brian Levant Film' and 'Directed by Brian Levant,' one would be certain that the director was Chris Columbus.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Crum
June 12, 2005
OK family fun casts Arnold with Sinbad.
| Original Score: 3/5
Edward Douglas
December 27, 2004
And one wonders why Sinbad hasn't made any movies since
| Original Score: 1/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
November 8, 2004
The practice of buying indulgences didn't die with the Middle Ages, it just sort of metastasized into something black and malignant at the heart of our society.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
December 5, 2003
While there's some genuine laughs and warm sentimentality to be had, Brian Levant's Jingle All the Way represents everything that's bad with Christmas today.
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
April 28, 2003
A career low-point for Arnold Schwarzenegger. Yes, even worse than Batman & Robin.
| Original Score: 2/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
The overall effect is disquieting - too simplistic for an adult comedy and too angry for a children's movie.
Staci Layne Wilson
Fantastica Daily
October 11, 2002
Deserved better reviews than it got when it came out.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 30, 2002
Jingle All the Way won't become a holiday chestnut, but it does deserve to be roasted.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002
He's running California and he agreed to make THIS...
| Original Score: 1/5
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Jingle All the Way won't win any awards for believability, but as purely escapist family entertainment on a grand scale it's a tough act to beat.
Neil Smith
April 17, 2001
You'll need an awful lot of Christmas cheer to forgive Arnold Schwarzenegger for his fourth, and hopefully last, venture into comedy, a turkey that needs stuffing on the most inaccessible shelf of your local video store.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Even the Grinch wouldn't like this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
I liked a lot of the movie, which is genial and has a lot of energy, but I was sort of depressed by its relentlessly materialistic view of Christmas, and by the choice to go with action and (mild) violence over dialogue and plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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