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Home for the Holidays Reviews

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Funny, adult look at a dysfunctional holiday.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Emanuel Levy
October 18, 2008
Foster's second directorial effort is a vividly drawn if too episodic portrait of an eccentric family, well acted by the entire cast, especially Holly Hunter and Robery Downey Jr.
Full Review | Original Score: B

TV Guide
February 27, 2008
Jodie Foster has directed a poisoned paean to the great American tradition of torturous family gatherings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

February 27, 2008
This has its fair share of laugh out loud moments and a good deal of heart.
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
October 2, 2006
Has a spirit and an ostensible shapelessness that are pure Cassavetes, enveloping a script that only seems to reach for the precise calculations of 1930s screwball comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
A wonderful, big-hearted, messy Thanksgiving story.
Top Critic

Time Out
February 9, 2006
A modest film (in every sense) which pushes the gags too hard.
Emanuel Levy
June 14, 2005
As director, Jodi Foster is good with her well chosen cast
| Original Score: B-
Scott Weinberg
April 17, 2005
Equal parts weirdly off-putting and humorously endearing. (Strange, I know.)
| Original Score: 3/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
April 13, 2005
Lame attempt at trying to make you feel good.
| Original Score: 2/5
Sarah Chauncey
June 10, 2004
WASP dysfunction done up right
| Original Score: 3/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
March 27, 2004
Jodie Foster follows up her directing debut with this underrated, intelligent comedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 14, 2003
It doesn't all work, but it's entertaining.
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Spirited but uneven.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
I found myself shaking my head in embarrassed, smiling recognition.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Dragan Antulov
January 20, 2003
There are hundreds of films that have covered the same territory with better results.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Clint Morris
September 18, 2002
You wouldn't want to spend too much time here, but a weekend's good value
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Neither caustic nor sentimental, it's a film that maybe half the people on Earth have at one time considered writing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Any screen that shares the likes of Danes, Downey and Durning at the least promises certain pleasures, and this cast delivers...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 17, 2002
For the holidays or any other time of the year there's no place like Jodie Foster's deliciously warm-hearted and well-observed comedy.
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