• 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

Anna Smith
Time Out
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A leisurely feelgood rom-com.

Full Review Source: Time Out

December 30, 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
Slate
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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
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
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
Scott Foundas
Village Voice
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Like her near namesake, Meyers has quite a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 8, 2006
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
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Winslet, who's never done a Hollywood romantic comedy before, turns out to be a natural, blushing prettily and smiling so broadly the camera seems ready to embrace her.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

December 8, 2006
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
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The Holiday suffers from a dreary predictability.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

December 8, 2006
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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It is a fizzy champagne cocktail that provides a pleasant buzz, many smiles, and Jude Law with the role of his career.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

December 8, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Any holiday movie with a dollop of sweetness and a touch of wistful deserves a little slack at this time of year. This one is pleasant enough, but The Holiday won't be one you'll remember after the eggnog has worn off.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

December 8, 2006
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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The movie, which runs two hours-plus, has its highs and lulls, but the charismatic cast offsets flawed storytelling.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 8, 2006
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Complaining about the gooey and generic The Holiday is as useless as railing against fruitcake -- this is a slick, throwaway chick flick designed to provide nothing more than mindless diversion between bouts of shopping.

| Original Score: 2/4

December 8, 2006
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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The Holiday is a harmlessly cheery confection.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 8, 2006
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The Holiday has the materialist airhead brightness of a Christmas department store window, with handsomely outfitted mannequins arranged around an artificial fire. It's glamorous and sentimental but it doesn't touch the heart.

| Original Score: 2/4

December 8, 2006
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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This melding of comedic minds is one of the better holiday gifts we've received, cinematically speaking.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

December 8, 2006
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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The Holiday, like the holidays, will require some girding up, and is best met halfway with a self-immunizing smile.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

December 8, 2006
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Obviously intended as a romantic throwback to the good old days of Hollywood, The Holiday instead comes off as a self-indulgent, insipid piece of seasonal trash.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: D

December 8, 2006
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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The Holiday is as advertised: a respite from everyday demands and acquired cynicism.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

December 8, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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The Holiday isn't a great movie, but it should appeal to those who like their movies comfortably upholstered and primed to tug at the heart strings.

| Original Score: B-

December 8, 2006
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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The Holiday is a lark, with pretensions to be more.

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

December 8, 2006
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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Meyers' movies would be far less offensive if they were simply shiny, shallow entertainments. But they always read like pronouncements, monitor readings of how 'real' women think and feel.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

December 7, 2006
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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If you're willing to embrace a bit of corniness for the sake of some incisive humor, a few poignant moments and enjoyable scenarios, make time for The Holiday.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

December 7, 2006
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
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Like a magic trick in reverse, The Holiday reveals the mechanics of the formula while trying to keep up the illusion.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 7, 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
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Sappy, sugary, star-driven, The Holiday is a confection right off the Hollywood assembly line.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B-

December 7, 2006
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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Give yourself a holiday and avoid this movie.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 1.5/5

December 7, 2006
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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This overproduced romantic comedy doesn't even qualify as fluff; it's flat, featureless plastic.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

December 7, 2006
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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What The Holiday has going for it is that it's funny when it wants to be, heartwarming when it needs to be and impeccably acted throughout.

| Original Score: 3/4

December 7, 2006
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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By the time The Holiday entered its final stretch, I was wishing I could perform a house swap on this whole movie and settle down in the comfy environs of The Philadelphia Story instead.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

December 7, 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
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
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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The actors, pros one and all, operate in some weird, bubbly dimension that is someone's notion of how people behave in romantic comedies.

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

December 7, 2006
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Eat up, chick-flickaholics! Even if you know it's not good for you.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

December 6, 2006
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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A movie so loaded with charm that it makes you glow all over and puts a smile in your heart.

December 6, 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
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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It can also be undeniably charming, so you may as well just check your cynicism at the door and surrender.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

December 5, 2006
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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A Yuletide chick flick with plenty of heart.

December 1, 2006
Justin Chang
Variety
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Lusciously crafted at every level, from Dean Cundey's flattering cinematography to the even more flattering selection of L.A. and U.K. locations.

Full Review Source: Variety

December 1, 2006
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