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The Perfect Holiday Reviews

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Heather Huntington
September 8, 2008
Love eventually conquers all, as expected, but not before we're forced to sit through a nearly endless parade of clichés, unfunny jokes, and empty drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media
July 16, 2008
Christmas fable is cute and tame, but unoriginal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
March 17, 2008
Queen Latifah and Terrence Howard just show up enough in The Perfect Holiday to either pick up a paycheck or return some kind of mysterious unpaid debt to writer-director Lance Rivera.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 9, 2008
"The Perfect Holiday" isn't perfect. But it does contain moments of merriment.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
February 1, 2008
Bad Santa! No cookie!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
December 17, 2007
I'd rather watch 90 minutes of a flickering yule log video than sit through this overcooked Christmas goose again.
IGN Movies
December 17, 2007
It's deplorable that these two stars have been reduced to appearing in such garbage.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Orndorf
December 16, 2007
Perfect Holiday is far from an offensive effort. It's just pathetic and forgettable, and when it comes to Christmas cheer, mediocrity should never be left under the tree.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Fred Topel
Can Magazine
December 16, 2007
There's just no cynicism in this whole story. As if a woman knows how to take a compliment. But this movie allows you to suspend disbelief and buy into a woman who can say thank you.
Rafe Telsch
December 15, 2007
The movie's reach extends beyond it's grasp.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 14, 2007
[A] wretched yuletide comedy.
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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
December 14, 2007
If tickets to this yuletide dreck are hiding in your stocking, you'd be better off with a lump of coal.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
December 14, 2007
In one scene, Terrence Howard kneels in a pair of shoes like Tim Conway in a 'Dorf on Golf' video, licks a lollipop and utters this line: 'I gotta go dookie.' I hope they paid him well.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
December 14, 2007
...a clumsy mess of silly contrivances and musty sight gags...
| Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
December 14, 2007
There's no rush to see this disappointing excuse for a holiday film.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jim Judy
Screen It!
December 13, 2007
Belying its title, the film does little to inspire good cheer toward its various imperfections. Maybe I should find Santa and ask for better films. You'll certainly wish I had if you're unfortunate enough to sit through this 'gift.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Edward Douglas
December 13, 2007
Most people seeing this movie might wonder what Queen Latifah did to convince Terrence Howard to take on what will surely be his worst role of the year.
| Original Score: 5/10
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
December 13, 2007
Despite the appealing supporting performers, I'd like to cap this movie.
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
December 13, 2007
Is The Perfect Holiday a good film? The answer is: not really, but it isn't terrible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
December 12, 2007
The Perfect Holiday makes the safest, blandest choices possible in delivering some Christmas cheer for the whole family.
| Original Score: D+
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