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Christmas With the Kranks Reviews

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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 16, 2005
It is a perfectly fine, inoffensive family comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 30, 2004
You'd have to be a Scrooge not to crack a smile during this feature.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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
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
November 23, 2004
An agreeable, if snowflake-thin stocking stuffer faithfully adapted from John Grisham's 2001 bestseller Skipping Christmas.
November 22, 2004
It's silly and cute, consistently hitting just the right comedic note.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 22, 2010
Unoriginal, unfunny slapstick holiday fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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!
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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.
May 26, 2006
There is not a single lifelike character in the entire picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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
September 26, 2005
This isn't a wonderful life: It looks pretty hellish.
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
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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 17, 2004
Rotten Eggnog
Full Review| Original Score: C-
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