• 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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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
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Sloppy writing, an overindulgent editor, and poor casting have taken an intriguing premise and transformed it into an uneven mess.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

December 5, 2006
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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You wonder if [director] Meyers was so focused on establishing her main characters as frustrated, lonely and wanting that she forgot about the 'interesting' part.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

December 7, 2006
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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...The story goes on at untoward length.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

December 8, 2006
Brooke Holgerson
Boston Phoenix

A reminder to all producers: alluding to iconic romantic comedies in a bid for legitimacy can be a dangerous game, even when you have appealing stars.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2/4

July 6, 2010
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Patronizing antimatter

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 28, 2009
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net

Might be considered a decent date movie... but only if guys were allowed to leave their testicles at home.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 6/10

December 8, 2006
Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times
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...The surprises would be surprises only if this is, like, your fourth movie ever.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

December 8, 2006
Anton Bitel
Film4

No amount of ironic gift wrapping can conceal the triteness within, in this double-plotted festive chick flick that is too long by half, and too cloyingly sweet to be healthy.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

June 13, 2007
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

To list all the contrivances strewn throughout The Holiday would require more words than are warranted by Nancy Meyers's latest batch of cinematic maple syrup.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

November 30, 2006
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

No formulaic romantic comedy needs to be over 100 minutes, let alone over 130.

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

December 8, 2006
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com

Meaningless piece of fluff, though Jude Law will become every woman's dream boyfriend.

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December 1, 2006
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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The Holiday is a tale of two women, two houses, two love interests -- Jude Law pairs with Cameron Diaz, Jack Black gets lucky with Kate Winslet -- but it's also about movie love.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

December 7, 2006
Brian Orndorf
OhmyNews.com

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
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Dialogue hits the floor like frozen eggnog in writer/director Nancy Meyers' protracted exercise in cliché-mining.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: C-

April 23, 2009
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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...It's the women who come out the worst in Meyers's sexist worldview, where men are hopeless and women are helpless.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

December 8, 2006
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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The problem is that happy endings this strident and overextended begin to seem somewhat desperate.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 7, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

After sitting through 138 minutes viewers may feel they've earned a real holiday.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2/4

December 7, 2006
Mike Ward
Richmond.com

By the way, Iris and Amanda's online encounter marks the first time in two years that two people spoke online about visiting the other's home and "Dateline NBC's" Chris Hanson wasn't involved.

Full Review Source: Richmond.com

December 8, 2006

Meyers gives it an honest shot, but she can't distract from a paint-by-numbers plot just by having us watch it dry.

Full Review Source: Reeler

February 14, 2007
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