Johnson Family Vacation (2004)



Critic Consensus: The poorly crafted Johnson Family Vacation squanders its talented cast in a bland family road comedy that draws unfavorable comparisons to Chevy Chase's Vacation movies.

Movie Info

Comedian Cedric the Entertainer serves as both producer and star of this comedy about a family who discovers just how much can go wrong en route to a family get-together. When Nate Johnson (Cedric the Entertainer) is invited to a big family reunion in Missouri, he sees it as an opportunity to reconnect with his estranged wife and growing children, as well as a chance to show up his wealthier know-it-all brother, Mack (Steve Harvey). Nate takes delivery on an expensive new SUV, persuades his … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Todd R. Jones, Earl Richey Jones
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 10, 2004
Box Office: $31.0M
Fox Searchlight Pictures - Official Site


as Nate Johnson/Uncle E...

as Dorothy Johnson

as D.J. Johnson

as Mack Johnson

as Nikki Johnson

as Destiny Johnson

as Glorietta Johnson

as Jacqueline

as Cousin Lump

as Cousin Lump

as Gladys

as Stall Guy

as Betty Sue

as Navarro

as Jamaican Stoner

as Casino Host

as Motorcycle Cop

as Kurupt

as Theta No.1

as Theta No.2

as Arson Investigator

as Dancer #1/"Mack John...

as Tangerine

as Dancer #2/"Jacquelin...

as Dancer #3/"Jill"

as Dancer#4/"Mack Jr."

as Navi Computer Voice

as Stall Guy
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Critic Reviews for Johnson Family Vacation

All Critics (90) | Top Critics (33)

This is a real mess, with out-of-focus shots and continuity lapses that suggest a production in chaos.

Full Review… | March 6, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Packing all the tired trappings of the raunchy road-trip genre, this loutish comedy plays out as a loosely threaded collection of shrill jokes and cliched sight gags.

Full Review… | March 6, 2007
Associated Press
Top Critic

The direction on Johnson Family Vacation is numbingly slack; the synapses between the scenes don't spark effortlessly, as they should, and the whole enterprise feels dragged-down and belabored.

Full Review… | April 17, 2004
Top Critic

Big disappointment.

Full Review… | April 12, 2004
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

This charmless movie not for children.

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Common Sense Media

Mechanical performances by Vanessa Williams and Bow Wow, as Nate's musically inclined son, impair Cedric's earnest comedic efforts in this spasmodic comedy.

Full Review… | May 4, 2009

Audience Reviews for Johnson Family Vacation

It was pretty stupid. I don't like that Cedric the Entertainer guy (what a stupid name!).

Andrew Fillmore

Super Reviewer

Fun movie...but still like National Lampoon's Vacation a whole lot better. Instead of going to Wally World...the Johnson family heads to a family reunion in Missouri. Of course, the road trip runs into many obstacles and pot holes. Cedric the Entertainer always makes me laugh. Bow Wow was decent. And yes...Solange Knowles totally looks like Beyonce. Vanessa Williams still gets me going!

George Kiriyama

Super Reviewer


Leo L

Super Reviewer

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