A Merry Friggin' Christmas Reviews

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September 12, 2019
A Merry Friggin' Christmas is just too F'in lazy and milquetoast to register as more than mere background noise.
May 17, 2019
Time-worn jokes and Christmas cliches inhibit any form of innovation, resulting in a film of all round mediocrity.
July 14, 2015
Robin Williams shuffles around looking angry and depressed - more so than the script would justify.
February 16, 2015
Inconsequential and forgettable...
November 13, 2014
Squanders a cast of actors usually able to elevate weak material.
November 13, 2014
A slipshod comedy with Williams in default mode as a lovable grouch. A waste of a once-brilliant star.
November 13, 2014
The actors all commit, but it's frustrating to see how little material they're given.
November 13, 2014
Some fans of the late Robin Williams may emerge to patronize this charmless, low-ball, low-wattage entry.
November 12, 2014
The film's mix of elements of "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" and "Bad Santa" is amusing.
November 10, 2014
Even with Williams in fine, feisty form in perhaps his final major role, it still never comes close to justifying its slender existence.
November 10, 2014
The makers of "A Merry Friggin' Christmas" sprung for the fancy wrapping but skimped on the gift inside. How else to explain the gathering of such a talented and likable cast in service of such undercooked, utterly laugh-free material?
November 9, 2014
If you've seen a Christmas movie made in the last 30 or 40 years, then you've seen A Merry Friggin' Christmas. It's a Gatling gun of holiday movie clichs played out by a cast of characters that almost do a disservice to the term "broad stereotype."
November 9, 2014
Whereas Bad Santa was nastier and riskier, as well as more mischievously winsome, A Merry Friggin' Christmas is as curiously timid as it is morally dubious.
November 7, 2014
[A] dysfunctional family holiday comedy that squanders the talents of its impressive cast who presumably signed on merely to work with the comedy legend.
November 7, 2014
Instead of bringing together a fractured family, the movie stays diffuse.
November 7, 2014
Doesn't make much of an effort to subvert clichs, wasting a perfectly skilled cast on lukewarm relationship woes and a yuletide appreciation that's meant to lean toward the farcical, but mostly comes off unimaginative.
November 7, 2014
When [Robin] Williams/Mitch quiets down you can see real despair - as though both character and actor were overcompensating in an effort to mask true suffering.
November 7, 2014
A film that seems to flinch from the harsh truths it was presumably created to address.
November 6, 2014
Mostly enjoyable if familiar stuff sporting a limber ensemble cast.
November 6, 2014
The movie exudes a low-key warmth.
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