Four Christmases Reviews

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November 17, 2011
December 9, 2008
This is marginally better than most, with a few offbeat comic ideas, a reliably droll performance from Vaughn, and, as the parents, four watchable old troupers in search of a fat paycheck.
December 8, 2008
You can see most of the big slapstick set-pieces looming long before they hit but there are a few smaller routines that pack a punch just because they have an unexpectedly manic tilt to them.
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December 2, 2008
Gordon's stars are charmless, his script cheerless, and his sterling supporting cast can't seem to figure out what they've been brought on board to do.
December 2, 2008
Didn't quite get over the hump.
December 2, 2008
Oh, the hilarity of hating your family at the holidays.
June 6, 2019
A tried and true formula that's like a repackaged Christmas gift; it's sort of comforting in its predictability but totally lacking in solid film form and originality.
October 14, 2012
About as predictable as socks under the tree.
June 27, 2011
At its heart, this is a romantic comedy, and it plays out like one. So if you don't want any cheer or hope in your Christmas movies, you'll want to skip this one.
April 4, 2011
March 22, 2011
It's too sparse in the comedy to be really successful--every good joke is in the commercials--but it's got some heart and that counts for something.
December 17, 2009
Maybe if Four Christmases had extended itself beyond white trash targets and projectile vomiting, we could've been talking about a new Christmas classic right now.
December 11, 2009
Movie-goers heading to see the romantic comedy Four Christmases might want comedy, Christmas cheer and chemistry, but nobody gets everything on his wish list.
November 21, 2009
None of it works, including Witherspoon and Vaughn. (Blu-ray Edition)
November 19, 2009
How many Academy Award winners can a studio put in one cast and still turn out a bad movie?
August 30, 2009
Although not a yuletide classic, Four Christmases is better than most of the holiday-oriented slop put out in recent years.
March 2, 2009
For all of its snarky holiday/family bashing, Four Christmases wimps out in the third act and reaffirms all the traditional values it affects to mock.
January 4, 2009
Maybe catch one of the other hundred holiday films to be offered over the next few weeks and wait for Four Christmases to come to your local Red Box.
December 27, 2008
Grows tired long before the end credits start rolling at the 80-minute mark.
December 24, 2008
There is no spark to the humor, there is no warmth to the drama. There is a tired plot that whips the essence of every Christmas movie ever made into a dreary slog
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