Almost Christmas Reviews
September 1, 2020
Almost Christmas isn't a brilliant film, though it's an entertaining and satisfying one.
July 11, 2020
When Talbert allows his cast to let loose and have fun, that affection reverberates from the screen. When he decides to dial it back and take things seriously is when we run into trouble.
January 11, 2020
You'll get through this movie and laugh a little but really going with the cast that's there you should be laughing way more.
October 3, 2019
Warmly familiar and not without a notable degree of poignancy, it's disappointing to see glimpses of the strength this scenario and cast could have commanded if Talbert's script didn't circulate almost exclusively in obvious beats.
April 2, 2019
A lot of the jokes land and it's overall a cheerful fun movie for the holidays.
January 2, 2019
Boring. it's just boring. A great cast, but nothing unique out of this movie. I dreaded even having to talk about it...
October 16, 2018
It's a nice Christmas movie, and man is it good to see Danny Glover back on the big screen.
August 24, 2018
I'm a bit of a sucker for ensemble romantic comedies, and "Almost Christmas" had enough rom-com going on to win me over.
May 9, 2018
At the time of year when you've already spent money you didn't want to spend, then perhaps save what you have left and miss this one.
November 5, 2017
What's there is a well-crafted holiday picture, universal in appeal and scope that lights up laughter and maybe earns a few tears.
April 12, 2017
Almost Christmas follows a series of predictable twists, that doesn't negate its charm.
December 27, 2016
You can't fault the film for its efficiency. Each of these idylls is threatened by a problem that will be solved within a reasonably tidy running time.
December 12, 2016
There is a bit of holiday charm in this film, and a story about family coming together after a big loss, but it is buried in a series of slapstick situations and heavy-handed holiday schmaltz.
November 29, 2016
Aside from the traditional spaghetti set-up of conflicts that will unfurl and be resolved with good cheer around the turkey, David E Talbert's film has a rather moving backstory about the death of the family matriarch the previous year.
November 24, 2016
Maybe not a Christmas cracker, but it's warming festive fun, nonetheless.
November 18, 2016
Movies where a large family gathers to celebrate Christmas only have to nail one scene, and Almost Christmas does, more or less.