Surviving Christmas is a mediocre ninety-minute sit-com; if you're looking for wit and humor, stay away.
| Original Score: 5/10
Surviving Christmas is unable to induce that all-important holiday tear.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Can't decide whether it wants to be a black comedy, dumb farce, or sentimental sit-com.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Failed attempts at humor land with a crash on top of failed attempts at plot.
| Original Score: D
You'll be lucky if you survive this dumb movie.
| Original Score: 1/5
No worse or better than your average television sitcom.
| Original Score: 2/4
Affleck is so outrageously miscast as goofball Drew Latham that it's like watching Jennifer Lopez taking on the role of Lady Macbeth at the Scottish National Theatre.
| Original Score: F
Survive this movie and Christmas will be a breeze.
Ben Affleck's Christmas "comedy" is a misfire under the mistletoe, even with a germ of a classic tale hidden under the ugly wrapping.
Director Mike Mitchell never finds a tone or attitude that will transform these misanthropic characters into comedy.
Ben Affleck's latest loser is chronologically short (less than 90 minutes) and psychologically eternal.
| Original Score: 1/4
An embodiment of everything Affleck should be fighting against a completely sanitized, uncomplicated and bland effort.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
There's no way to approach this mess other than to evaluate who's been naughty and who's been nice. Guess which half of the list has way more names on it?
A grating tribute to checkbook cheer, that warm and fuzzy feeling achieved from buying and buying and buying.
Can't decide whether it wants to be dark or merry, and it bungles nearly every attempt at doing either.
| Original Score: D-
I survived this.
If anyone needs to survive anything, it's having to sit through this dreadfully unfunny holiday movie. Pin a medal on me.
| Original Score: .5/4
It's apparent why 'Affleck' and 'comedy' (at least of the intentional variety) aren't normally said in the same sentence.
| Original Score: D+
Surviving Christmas is about as funny as a rubber crutch for Tiny Tim.
Some screwball moments elicit a chuckle or two, but the script is weak and the characterizations clichéd.