National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Reviews

August 8, 2005
May 11, 2004
October 3, 2003
...a roller-coaster ride of hilarity, poignancy, vulgarity, and just plain dumbness.
September 4, 2003
June 6, 2003
May 20, 2003
The new film does little more than reintroduce these familiar characters (with new actors playing the children, who would otherwise be college age by now) and let them get on one another's nerves in earnest.
January 9, 2003
There never, ever should've been more than one of these movies.
November 20, 2002
October 25, 2002
April 17, 2001
As always the visual gags are more prevalent then the verbal ones, and are lit up in neon so you can't miss them.
February 13, 2001
One of the great unanswered questions in Hollywood is how Chevy Chase still gets work.
January 1, 2000
Many of those episodic moments, particularly in the film's first half, are hilarious. But as picture goes along there are far too many dry spells.
January 1, 2000
Sequence after sequence seems to contain all the necessary material, to be well on the way toward a payoff, and then it somehow doesn't work.