Home for the Holidays Reviews

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May 20, 2003
Spirited but uneven.
February 28, 2003
January 20, 2003
There are hundreds of films that have covered the same territory with better results.
December 22, 2002
October 11, 2002
September 18, 2002
You wouldn't want to spend too much time here, but a weekend's good value
June 18, 2002
Neither caustic nor sentimental, it's a film that maybe half the people on Earth have at one time considered writing.
June 5, 2002
Any screen that shares the likes of Danes, Downey and Durning at the least promises certain pleasures, and this cast delivers...
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.
June 25, 2001
Hey, maybe we don't have it so bad after all.
May 12, 2001
Foster keeps the party hopping, although more dark humor would have helped before she winds it down with sentiment and bromides.
February 13, 2001
Foster and Richter, of course, want to do more than make audiences laugh; they want us to be touched by their characters' humanity and take an interest in a budding romance, but that rarely is the case.
January 1, 2000
Overstuffed with subplots, the film is somewhat episodic in nature, giving each of the characters a few scenes to develop some depth. But their eccentricities seem overly mannered and the big gag scenes are not played strictly for laughs.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Jodie Foster's second film isn't quite that bad, even if it does resort to some we're-all-human humor and a fart joke.
January 1, 2000
This movie is about fixing the little cracks in love, and it's a fine example of the restorer's art.
January 1, 2000
Perhaps the most realistic holiday movie I've ever seen, this oddly charming, poignant, and blackly funny film is a treasure not to be missed.
January 1, 2000
The movie, which is about the Thanksgiving family reunion from hell, is not exactly a comedy and yet not a drama, either. Like many family reunions, it has a little of both elements, and the strong sense that madness is being held just out of sight.
January 1, 2000
Aside from a few effective, low-key scenes, the movie doesn't involve the viewer.
January 1, 2000
With many of the conversations going on simultaneously, it's difficult -- sometimes even impossible -- to know who is saying what and to whom.
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