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Johnson Family Vacation Reviews

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
April 11, 2004
As arduous to watch as your neighbor's poorly focused vacation slides.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
April 11, 2004
More disappointing than outright disappointment, it has the feeling of being just one rewrite, one take, one more second of comedic timing off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
April 11, 2004
...a punishing and weary family farce...the monotonous moments are as lost and aimless as a harried nomad with amnesia...the slapstick energy is undeniably mawkish
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Pete Croatto
Filmcritic.com
April 9, 2004
continually plays it safe and goofy, and doesn't allow anyone to let loose
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
April 9, 2004
Single-handedly saving a movie may be a tall order for a short-legged clown, but Cedric the Entertainer is the best (and probably only) reason to take this Vacation.
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
April 9, 2004
This family vacation runs out of gas long before its destination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
April 9, 2004
Goal: family reunion in Missouri. Itinerary: bad gags.
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
April 9, 2004
A tedious outing.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
April 9, 2004
If you've seen the Griswolds go off on any of those National Lampoon holidays, you've sort of already experienced Johnson Family Vacation.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Paul Sherman
Boston Herald
April 9, 2004
Writers Todd R. Jones and Earl Richey Jones come up with only predictable road-trip comedy involving speeding, littering, a leaky cement mixer, an empty gas tank and bad fast-food.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 9, 2004
If laughs are the currency of any comedy, then this one pays minimum wage.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 9, 2004
Johnson Family Vacation is warmed-over sitcom fare, different only in that it's a black family rather than a white family going through the mill.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

E! Online
April 9, 2004
A lonely highway of tedium and tired jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
April 8, 2004
It was probably a sign that I was in for a rough time when I first checked my watch and discovered the movie had only been running for eleven minutes.
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Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
April 8, 2004
Solange's costumes are fashionably skimpy and her cell phone seems attached to her face.
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
April 8, 2004
Appallingly unfunny...About as stimulating as an actual 300-mile drive across the desert wastelands of Arizona and New Mexico.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 8, 2004
Tired and glib, it tries to milk humor from the sniping, sass and simple disrespect of its unpleasant traveling companions.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Rumsey Taylor
Boston Phoenix
April 8, 2004
Johnson Family Vacation affords the viewer a single offering of suspense in wondering just how the mode of transportation (a very souped-up Lincoln) will be destroyed.
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
April 8, 2004
...leaves you with little to do but ponder which of the annoying family members should be booted out of the car first.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 8, 2004
Vacations are supposed to make you feel better, and Johnson Family Vacation does just that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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