Four Christmases Reviews

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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.
August 30, 2009
Although not a yuletide classic, Four Christmases is better than most of the holiday-oriented slop put out in recent years.
December 17, 2008
Feels like they wanted to make 5 different holiday movies and couldn't decide which plot line was best, so they rolled them all together, glossing over everything.
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.
December 5, 2008
A good start to the holiday season.
November 30, 2008
I hope I meet a girl who can keep up with me like Reese Witherspoon. Not a blonde though. Sorry, not my type.
November 29, 2008
Despite a horrible trailer that seems designed to keep people away, this is an entertaining movie with good performances by Vaughn and Witherspoon.
November 28, 2008
Even with the clich and rushed ending, the flick survives on its clever dialogue that made me laugh out loud a dozen times.
November 28, 2008
This bit of festive froth is nothing original but it delivers enough moments to make you smile.
November 28, 2008
Average family comedy that's saved by likeable performances from Vaughn and Witherspoon, though it bungles its emotional finale and feels a little flat as a result.
November 28, 2008
This film is too fragmented to ever come together. Although terrific actors and some serious subtext make it enjoyable.
November 26, 2008
The trailer focuses almost exclusively on broad, physical comedy sure to draw the yahoo crowd but not necessarily anyone else. A more representative trailer, on the other hand, would have revealed a movie that's actually worth seeing.
November 26, 2008
We've enjoyed their cocky selfishness; just as much, we bask in schadenfreude when they get guilted into making the familial trail of tears.
November 26, 2008
The film is not a memorable Christmas present for viewers. But it's no lump of coal either. It's passable entertainment with just enough good laughs to make it worthwhile.
November 26, 2008
Four Christmases is a fun and fascinating -- if ultimately featherweight -- comedy not only for the whole family, but for every kind of them.
November 26, 2008
Four Christmases is refreshingly tart and lean, forgoing the usual schmaltz and syrup of the season.
November 26, 2008
Vaughn and Witherspoon are clearly having a lot of fun snapping each other's synapses, and their sense of play gives the whole easygoing, formulaic enterprise a welcome jolt.
November 26, 2008
The cynicism may not hold up as we get closer to the holiday itself, but with a little distance between us and the reason for the season, they did make me laugh.
November 26, 2008
It's Four Christmases in need of a wedding, or maybe a funeral.
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