• PG-13, 2 hr. 15 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Nancy Meyers
    In Theaters:
    Dec 2, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 13, 2007
  • Sony Pictures


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The Holiday Reviews

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Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

The Holiday works its magic because Meyers invests time in the characters instead of the scenarios.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: B

December 18, 2006
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Writer-director Nancy Meyers' fluff machine is on overdrive...

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

December 14, 2006
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

A very pretty, safely balanced, sweet and sour film, for some nice bonding time with your other half.

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 14, 2006
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Running away from a broken heart has never been so much fun as in The Holiday, a delightful romantic comedy about love, life and making a change.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

December 14, 2006
Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)

At least 60 percent of this film tries too hard to be as cute as a Christmas puppy and just ends up piddling on the carpet

| Original Score: 2.5/4

December 13, 2006
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

A finely polished piece of romantic cinema, with a generosity of spirit so all-encompassing that it's easy to forgive its occasional excesses.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 3/4

December 13, 2006
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Saying that Nancy Meyers' The Holiday is the best of the year's Christmas movies to date isn't saying very much.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 3/5

December 13, 2006
Pete Hammond

We can all figure out where this thing is going but getting there is the prime attraction here.

| Original Score: 3/5

December 13, 2006
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

There are bad movies, and then there are Nancy Meyers movies.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 0/4

December 12, 2006
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Myers has established herself as Nora Ephron Lite, which is the same as establishing yourself as white bread without the crust.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

December 12, 2006
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Fast food merchandising of the heart.

Full Review

December 11, 2006
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Despite the honeyed charms of its female leads, the 138-minute Holiday wears out its welcome ... When Diaz meets Law's cloyingly adorable two girls, it's like choking to death on a saccharine candy cane.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 11, 2006
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Through its awkward meet-stupids and believable meet-cutes, "The Holiday" rings so many notes of joy that you can't help but like it.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

December 11, 2006
Angela Baldassarre

It takes a certain amount of power to convince four talented actors to deliver performances that are shrill and irritating.

Full Review Source: Sympatico.ca

December 11, 2006
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers

The Holiday is too predictable and at 138 minutes way too padded to thoroughly enjoy.

Full Review Source: Houston Community Newspapers | Original Score: 2/4

December 11, 2006
Fred Topel
Can Magazine

Nancy Meyers' trademark thinking comedies always deliver a perceptive perspective on relationships, but this one forgets to be funny too.

Full Review Source: Can Magazine

December 9, 2006
Brian Orndorf

There's a minute glimmer of joy to be had from this frosty piece of cake, but you have to work awfully hard to find it.

Full Review Source: OhmyNews.com | Original Score: C+

December 8, 2006
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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There's nothing authentic or personal about The Holiday -- it's as chilling as heart-warmers get.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D

December 8, 2006
Dana Stevens
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The characters pace and putter around in the story like animals building their nests, and by the time they finally settle down with their mates, we have a grudging affection for them.

Full Review Source: Slate

December 8, 2006
Brett Buckalew

There's good news for Jude Law fans. With The Holiday, the actor has taken a sad career song and started to make it better.

Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

December 8, 2006
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