Christmas With the Kranks Reviews

Page 1 of 2
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
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 24, 2004
Stinks like the unrefrigerated ham its studio sent me as a promotion several months ago.
November 24, 2004
A leaden whimsy so heavy it threatens to crash through the multiplex floor.
November 24, 2004
One of the worst Christmas movies in years.
November 24, 2004
This grim holiday-themed comedy is the movie equivalent of getting socks and underwear for Christmas.
November 24, 2004
Filled with overly processed situations it tries to sell with manic energy, Kranks is canned, hammy and rolling as fast as it can.
November 24, 2004
Avoid this lump o' coal.
November 24, 2004
Flat-footed holiday comedy.
November 24, 2004
It's not just that the story is predictable. The very camera angles are predictable.
November 24, 2004
A loud, coarse and witless family comedy.
November 24, 2004
This movie reeks.
November 24, 2004
Even if you believe in Santa, you'll never believe that this is any sort of holiday classic.
November 24, 2004
It's painful, not to mention flat-out witless, to see two actors this genial play fuddy-duddies who learn that Christmas is coming to their living room... or else.
November 24, 2004
The script here is barely passable and the direction is downright awful, completely lacking in any sense of comic timing, visual grace or character development.
November 24, 2004
Instead of a funny and relevant little bromide about capitalism, conformity and forced holiday cheer, the movie is about as fresh as a week-old mug of egg nog.
Page 1 of 2