Christmas With the Kranks 2004

Christmas With the Kranks

Critics Consensus

A mirthless movie as fresh as last year's fruit cake, Christmas with the Kranks is a coarse, garish comedy that promotes conformity.

5%

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Finally alone for the holidays, Luther (Tim Allen) and Nora Krank (Jamie Lee Curtis) plan to eschew the Christmas traditions and take a cruise in the Caribbean instead. This doesn't sit well with their Christmas-obsessed neighbors Vic Frohmeyer (Dan Aykroyd) and Walt Scheel (M. Emmet Walsh), who are determined to win the annual "best decorated street" competition, and the Kranks soon find themselves social outcasts because of their lack of Christmas spirit.

Cast & Crew

Tim Allen
Luther Krank
Dan Aykroyd
Vic Frohmeyer
Erik Per Sullivan
Spike Frohmeyer
Cheech Marin
Officer Salino
Jake Busey
Officer Treen
Austin Pendleton
Umbrella Santa, Marty
Tom Poston
Father Zabriskie
Joe Roth
Director
Chris Columbus
Screenwriter
Bruce A. Block
Executive Producer
Charles Newirth
Executive Producer
Allegra Clegg
Co-Producer
Don Burgess
Cinematographer
Nick Moore
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Critic Reviews for Christmas With the Kranks

All Critics (133) | Top Critics (35) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (126)

  • In any normal year this dire comedy would be the undisputed lump of coal in our psychic stocking, but coming on the heels of Surviving Christmas, it's a close second.

    January 6, 2007 | Full Review…
  • This isn't a wonderful life: It looks pretty hellish.

    September 26, 2005

    Keith Phipps

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • See Joe Roth's movie and you'll understand the true demeaning of Christmas.

    December 7, 2004 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Neil Smith

    BBC.com
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  • I'm making my list of the worst movies of the year and I'm checking it twice, and I hope to find room for this frantically unfunny disaster.

    November 30, 2004
  • Purports to kindle the warm glow of love for humankind in our hearts but actually reaffirms that the trappings of the holiday season are all that really matter.

    November 27, 2004
  • Hollywood's version of the annual Hallmark Ho-ho-ho card. It's made to order: just slot in the perennial Mr. Santa Claus himself, Tim Allen, and stir.

    November 27, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Christmas With the Kranks

  • Dec 06, 2012
    From Chris Columbus comes the family holiday film Christmas with the Kranks. Based on a John Grisham novel, when their daughter goes off on a Peace Corps mission for the holidays the Kanks decide to skip Christmas in order to go on a Caribbean cruise; but the neighborhood doesn't take kindly to the Kranks' abstaining from the community's Christmas festivities. Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Dan Aykroyd form a solid cast, however their performances are lackluster. Additionally, the comedy is too broad and gets a bit bizarre at times. The tone of the film is also off, as if the filmmakers don't have a clear message to tell. Christmas with the Kranks is a messy and uneven film that doesn't have much holiday cheer to it.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 24, 2011
    Painfully excruciating, Jamie Lee Curtis should have won a razzie for her performance, it's retarded.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    A terrible christmas film and really boring.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 15, 2011
    A terrible christmas film and really boring.
    Jim C Super Reviewer

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