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Noel strains for holiday uplift, but -- despite the involvement of an outstanding ensemble cast -- settles for treacly sentiment instead.



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It's Christmas Eve in New York City, and with a little help from each other, five people will discover new meaning on Christmas Day: Jules finds the courage to step beyond his past; Artie's own tragic history shows Mike where jealousy can lead, bringing renewal to his relationship with Nina; and Rose discovers new hope as Charlie--an unexpected friend--reminds her that no one is ever truly alone at Christmas.


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  • Dec 22, 2016
    Noel is a compelling holiday drama with a touching message about love, family, and forgiveness. The story follows several New Yorkers on Christmas Eve as they cross paths and struggle to come to terms with their personal struggles. Starring Susan Sarandon, Penélope Cruz, Paul Walker, Alan Arkin, and Robin Williams, the film features an impressive cast that delivers some strong performances. And the writers do a fairly good job at balancing the different character stories. Still, it gets a little cliché at times and a bit contrived. Yet despite its flaws, Noel is a heartwarming film about the redemptive nature of Christmas.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 27, 2011
    This was ok. Nothing new or memorable. It was cute.
    Erin C Super Reviewer
  • Oct 10, 2011
    There were many touching moments in this well-made Christmas movie with wonderful performances... sure to put you in the Christmas spirit.
    Dannielle A Super Reviewer
  • Dec 21, 2009
    A great Christmas Movie, One for adult as younger children just wouldn't understand. It shows the lives of 5 different people and how in this story they mingle together to form an outstanding story with a tear jerker ending. Rose was great along with the rough and rowdy cop. 5 stars
    Bruce B Super Reviewer

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