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I'll Be Home for Christmas Reviews

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Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
This family comedy finds unearned laughs in old women and dog flatulence.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Jon Taylor Thomas' yule tale charming for tweens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 24, 2010
An innocuously entertaining comedy...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
December 19, 2008
Um filme natalino que advoga a eficácia da mentira e do egoísmo como formas de ser bem sucedido.
| Original Score: 2/5
April 16, 2008
It gets off to a grating start, but this slight comedy eventually finds its feet and delivers a holiday-themed package made up in equal parts of mild laughs and sweet-as-sweet-can-be sentiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
April 16, 2008
Arrogance gives way to humility, making this an appropriate, if thoroughly cliched, Christmas morality tale that's sugar-coated with an attractive cast spouting sitcom-quality dialogue.
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 28, 2006
I'll Be Home for Christmas asks the impossible of us.
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
None of the cast comes off well, but they have little to work with, since the dialogue sounds like it was made up on the spot and performed without rehearsal.
Kate Manning
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
It's the cinematic equivalent of a flavored rice cake -- palatable while you're chewing and completely forgotten 10 minutes later.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Hurrah -- let's teach our kids that if you look good and are skilled at making up convincing lies, everyone will love you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
A Christmas turkey.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
February 14, 2001
Surprisingly engaging.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
January 1, 2000
If you've never had the urge to kick Santa Claus, this might be just the irksome misadventure into comedy that will drive you over the edge.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The ultimate insult to a film-goer!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
I'll Be Home for Christmas will appeal to people who fail to care if nothing good happens in a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Ted Fry
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Adequate in every way and oddly subversive in spots, but that's about it.

TNT's Rough Cut
January 1, 2000
Thomas has a natural screen presence and he never sheds the instinctual wit that made him a household name.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The results are only slightly better than coal in your stocking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
You aren't likely to build up much holiday cheer by forcing yourself to sit through this torturous ninety-minute debacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Despite a couple of amusing scenes, I'll be Home for Christmas is ultimately a star vehicle for Thomas and little more.
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