Christmas With the Kranks Reviews

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September 5, 2020
Allen was a bit low energy for my liking but actually came off better in his more sincere scenes towards the end of the film.
November 7, 2019
We loved him as Santa. We loved her as the hooker with a heart. We love Christmas. ... After seeing Christmas with the Kranks, all I can say is it put me in one kranky mood for the holidays over such a waste of talent!
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
December 17, 2004
Rotten Eggnog
December 15, 2004
Humbug. American families deserve a better effort than this.
December 12, 2004
Oh boy. This was a painful experience. Very painful.
December 10, 2004
This holiday comedy depicts suburbia as a place where all true individualists are treated with a nastiness not in tune with the Christmas spirit.
December 8, 2004
Makes the colossal mistake of making Luther's obsession seem almost a valid protest against conformity -- then lets the neighbors not only win but claim the moral high ground.
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