A Merry Friggin' Christmas Reviews

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 12, 2014
The film's mix of elements of "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" and "Bad Santa" is amusing.
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 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
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.
November 5, 2014
Even with a powerhouse ensemble that includes Williams, Joel McHale, Candice Bergen, Oliver Platt, Lauren Graham, Wendi McClendon-Covey, Clark Duke, and Tim Heidecker, there are almost no Friggin' laughs to be found.