Christmas With the Kranks - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Christmas With the Kranks Reviews

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Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
February 8, 2007
A more sweet than sour satire that sets its sight on nasty but lavishly honey coated underpinnings of the holiday season.
Fred Topel
May 16, 2005
It is a perfectly fine, inoffensive family comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
November 30, 2004
You'd have to be a Scrooge not to crack a smile during this feature.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Glen Bucher
November 26, 2004
It probably will not be your favorite Christmas movie of all times, but it is a good family outing.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
November 25, 2004
Christmas with the Kranks finds a comfortable balance between hilarious and heartwarming. It's the best of both worlds and a pleasant surprise to find under the cineplex tree.
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Scott Foundas
November 23, 2004
An agreeable, if snowflake-thin stocking stuffer faithfully adapted from John Grisham's 2001 bestseller Skipping Christmas.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
November 22, 2004
It's silly and cute, consistently hitting just the right comedic note.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Unoriginal, unfunny slapstick holiday fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Richard Luck
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.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A grueling experience.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
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.
Kam Williams
Ellsworth American
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!
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
There is not a single lifelike character in the entire picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Keith Phipps
AV Club
September 26, 2005
This isn't a wonderful life: It looks pretty hellish.
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
April 13, 2005
What better way is there to get into a festive spirit than having it crammed down your throat?
Full Review | Original Score: F
Brian Juergens
Freeze Dried Movies
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
December 17, 2004
Rotten Eggnog
Full Review| Original Score: C-
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 15, 2004
Humbug. American families deserve a better effort than this.
| Original Score: C
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