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Nativity! Reviews

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December 14, 2010
A warm, funny and irreverent Christmas movie that ought to become a holiday classic alongside films like 'Elf' and 'A Christmas Story.'
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 4, 2009
A plucky, well-meant enterprise reliant on its audience's festive goodwill.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 4, 2009
Another British comedy limps into cinemas having inexplicably wrestled its way out of a television script meeting.
December 4, 2009
Isitt's attitude seems to be that a coherent story and some half-decent jokes are surplus to requirements when you can point a camera at some perky children singing and dancing.
November 27, 2009
The plot wouldn't pass muster as an episode of a CBBC drama, but its various twists and turns and grotesque emotional idiocies are engineered through some of the most wooden dialogue I've ever heard.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 27, 2009
Neither Jensen nor Freeman light up the film - that is left to the gap-toothed, wide-eyed, body-popping and very funny kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 27, 2009
Clumsily constructed and not very funny, this scruffy British Christmas comedy almost redeems itself with a riotously over-the-top final act
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 27, 2009
Funny, sweet and family-friendly seasonal fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 27, 2009
CBeebies if Ronnie Corbett was artistic director; filmmaking by committee, if that committee were made up of the esteemed members of Coventry City Council and chaired by Lenny Henry.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 27, 2009
Even with an engaging cast of primary school kids practically mugging the camera at every opportunity, this is toe-curling and predictable stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 27, 2009
A pretty shambolic effort, despite its undeniable good-heartedness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 27, 2009
The show is a hymn to starry, happy-shiny fame and the fascinating business of how to make state-educated children feel valued gets lost amid the X Factor mugging. Next!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 27, 2009
For all that's wrong with Nativity!, there's something apt and endearing about how this sketchy, second‑rate production pulls its socks up for the climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 27, 2009
Nativity! is a light and painless watch that overcomes its flaws with some strong central performances and a genuine warmth that lifts it above the cynicism of many other festive cash-grabbers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 27, 2009
On a snowy Boxing Day afternoon tucked up at home bursting with mince pies and bonhomie you might tolerate Nativity on the TV. In the glaring spotlight of the big screen it's a Christmas turkey.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 27, 2009
Sweet, funny, bags of charm: Outnumbered meets Britain's Got Talent, with added Christmas.
| Original Score: 4/5
November 27, 2009
It's the pure, device-free performances of the talented cast of children that makes this a winner and that rare thing - a Christmas movie that actually captures a pocketful of its spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 27, 2009
Glug a pint of seasonal spirit before watching Debbie Isitt's mish-mash of show-must-goon generics, bittersweet Brit-comedy realism and Hollywood endings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 27, 2009
The grown-ups are pretty much overshadowed by the youthful cast of the nativity play itself, who are so natural on camera that you can't help but smile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 27, 2009
So deliriously corny that I can imagine it becoming the unlikeliest hit of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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