Almost Christmas Reviews

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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
1000-percent ridiculous.
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 28, 2016
Okay, we have seen worse Christmas movies.
November 24, 2016
Maybe not a Christmas cracker, but it's warming festive fun, nonetheless.
November 24, 2016
Almost unbearable would be a better title.
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.
November 18, 2016
Almost Christmas also follows that oft-tried but rarely true formula of the ensemble comedy, whereby a half-dozen storylines are crammed into a single feature film in the hopes of covering as much thematic ground as possible.
November 17, 2016
If the cast is willing, I'm sure other Meyers family reunions will follow, although none is likely to be as sweet as this sugar plum.
November 15, 2016
If you have family, you'll relate to *this* family.
November 15, 2016
The movie takes a few calamitous turns at its climax, dangerously approaching broad slapstick and villainizing a character we've come to love. But mainly, it's a fun and boisterous countdown to the big meal.
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