Christmas With the Kranks Reviews

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February 27, 2007
January 6, 2007
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.
September 26, 2005
This isn't a wonderful life: It looks pretty hellish.
December 7, 2004
See Joe Roth's movie and you'll understand the true demeaning of Christmas.
November 30, 2004
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 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.
December 29, 2018
Forget the 12 Days of Christmas; there are at least 12,000 ways that 2004's fascistic Christmas with the Kranks earns the honor as the worst Yuletide film ever made.
December 22, 2010
Unoriginal, unfunny slapstick holiday fare.
July 20, 2009
Christmas With The Kranks is the sort of film that leaves you thinking Ebenezer Scrooge might have had the right idea about the festive season.
April 29, 2009
A grueling experience.
October 18, 2008
The notion of bullying people into succumbing into the trappings of Christmas does not necessarily represent goodwill to all, and while the situations present good comic opportunities, the film ends up feeling rather manipulative and sugary.
June 1, 2007
Some pathetically predictable plot twists and syrupy sentimentality, which could only amuse a five year-old, lead the Kranks back to their materialistic senses in time for a Kodak moment which shouts a rather shallow Merry Capitalism to all!
February 8, 2007
A more sweet than sour satire that sets its sight on nasty but lavishly honey coated underpinnings of the holiday season.
May 26, 2006
There is not a single lifelike character in the entire picture.
April 1, 2006
[A] comedy so broad it barely dents its targets and a patronising moral conclusion that goes against everything its protagonists originally stood for.
November 8, 2005
Tries to plug into honest emotions, but only comes across as being as plastic as those giant outdoor snowmen.
May 16, 2005
It is a perfectly fine, inoffensive family comedy.
April 13, 2005
What better way is there to get into a festive spirit than having it crammed down your throat?
April 1, 2005
...almost had me convinced to convert to Judaism to avoid having to go through anything ever again that even remotely resembles this movie.
December 18, 2004
Curtis is easily the most talented actress of her generation to never garner an Oscar nomination. Unfortunately, if all she keeps doing is gifting trash like this with her presence then that's the way it will always be.
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