Deck the Halls Reviews

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December 18, 2020
There's ultimately not a whole lot contained within Deck the Halls worth getting interest in or excited about...
September 5, 2020
How do you have Matthew Broderick looking uncomfortable doing physical comedy when physical comedy and wit are his gifts?
December 29, 2018
This nonsense seems to have been conceived on the back of a snot-soaked tissue by a none-too-bright third grader.
January 1, 2011
Makes us miss those Home Alone days...
April 23, 2009
The gags land like lumps of coal, but at least the unnatural mounds of fluffy white snow remain unsullied in the dreck.
November 20, 2008
Ah, another lifeless comedy for the holidays. It's just super to be reminded how mean-spirited and grotesquely commercial the Christmas season can be, isn't it?
August 7, 2008
The distasteful formula is even more sour and ham-handed than usual; Broderick's and DeVito's natural likeability never stands a chance.
March 12, 2008
a bit too faux-humbug for me
October 23, 2007
October 7, 2007
When Matthew Broderick and Danny DeVito team up for a comedy that can't even deliver one well-oiled joke, that's a big problem.
April 14, 2007
Laden with false climaxes, the overstuffed plot leaves you exhausted well before the movie ends, and the amiable actors sleepwalk through their uninspired roles.
December 30, 2006
What's interesting about typical Hollywood Christmas movies is that regardless of how crass, vulgar, or mean-spirited they may be, by the last scene they will inevitably try to wrap viewers in a blanket of warm seasonal cheer.
December 30, 2006
Even the most dimwitted of kids will see through this poorly made mishmash of every other holiday film.
December 30, 2006
'My stupidity astounds me!' chortles Danny DeVito in Deck the Halls, a line that pretty much sums up this tale of warring neighbours with very different ideas about celebrating Christmas.
December 30, 2006
Got any kids who've been naughty this year? Here's their present.
December 26, 2006
This one follows the depressing pattern of Surviving Christmas and Christmas With the Kranks: enforced holiday cheer gives way to bilious hatred, then hollow forgiveness.
December 19, 2006
Not that we expect much from a Holiday movie about neighbours competing over Christmas lights (how familiar is that?), but John Whitesell's film is so lacking in any plausible plot that I squirmed in my seat throughout the entire duration of the screening
December 18, 2006
None of this is ever funny, and what's more, we just don't care.
December 17, 2006
seems to have only been greenlit because producers know that families need PG-rated dreck to occupy the kiddies while mom is out shopping for Christmas presents.
December 11, 2006
Deck the screenwriter, deck the director--then go and deck your own halls.
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