Love the Coopers Reviews

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December 3, 2015
The most debilitating thing about this whole soggy mince pie of a picture is that it's narrated by a dog.
December 3, 2015
[A] steaming yule log of a movie ...
December 1, 2015
One Last Christmas. It's like One Last Job in a heist movie -- an enterprise embarked on with the best of intentions, but bound to go badly.
November 17, 2015
It's just as often manipulative and contrived, but Jessie Nelson's film sells itself well. There's care in the details, and the characters often feel like actual people.
November 13, 2015
Ticks off literally every home-for-the-holidays box -- in dutiful, uninspired fashion.
November 13, 2015
If you've been wishing and hoping for a movie in which June Squibb - here playing a dementia-riddled relative named Aunt Fishy - shows her underpants yet again, you'll love Love the Coopers. For the rest of us, to know them is to hate them.
April 17, 2019
The time spent exploring each character arc is unbalanced, costing exposition and development in some cases, while over-indulging others.
April 5, 2019
Love the Coopers is a disastrous holiday film, filled with false cheer and contrived drama meant to bring everyone together, but will only drive you away.
March 30, 2019
One suspects the filmmakers aimed to bring edifying tears to audiences' eyes by the end, but with its overly sentimental approach, LOVE THE COOPERS also puts viewers at risk of hating themselves come the next morning.
December 29, 2018
This Yuletide bomb isn't a movie to watch as much as survive.
October 26, 2017
Alas, this star-studded, multi-stranded misfire fails on all fronts.
October 9, 2017
... a searing portrait of holiday-driven despair, a ruthless and harrowing look at emotional burnout and the soul-crushing playacting demanded by the holiday season.
August 16, 2017
Taking what should be recognition of love and family and the fortune of being happy and healthy and together and disemboweling that of its guts and soul has created the most nihilistic holiday film of all time.
March 23, 2017
If you think this looks like an uplifting Christmas story about the love of family, think again. Sure, it wants to be, but instead it's a depressing mess.
January 10, 2017
There was something about Love the Coopers that didn't just leave me cold and disappointed... it also made me mad.
July 25, 2016
The ensemble give the scant material their all, and this may be Olivia Wilde's most impressive performance to date, but the contrived plot, forced sentimentality and painfully predictable climax overshadow their work.
April 6, 2016
Love the Coopers reminds us that there are few things worse than booze-fuelled family gatherings, but one of them is definitely schmaltzy Hollywood movies about such reunions.
March 31, 2016
Charmless, confusing and utterly embarrassing, this could and should have been a lot more than just another run-of-the-mill Christmas flick which we're soon to forget.
March 26, 2016
Only occasionally does a moment ring true, thanks largely to talented actors subduing a balky script like parents wrestling a petulant kid onto Santa's lap.
March 2, 2016
Full of embarrasing scenes that make you cringe, it's a shame that its director couldn't do best with the film's talented cast. [Full Review in Spanish]
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