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Noel (2004)



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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.
PG (for sensuality, thematic material and some language)
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Robin Williams
as Charlie Boyd
Alan Arkin
as Artie
Rob Daly
as Paul
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All Critics (35) | Top Critics (14)

One of those unpleasant fiascoes meant to lodge a lump in the throat at Christmas, but it only ends up making you want to bludgeon the elves with their own toy-shop hammers.

Full Review… | November 18, 2004
New York Observer
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The nut-ball factor is just too high for these characters.

November 15, 2004
Ebert & Roeper
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The kind of sappy, sadness-turns- to-gladness holiday movie that shows up on cable TV this time of year.

November 12, 2004
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Palminteri draws some very good performances from his cast -- only to pile on a lot of shameless heart-tugging on top of a contrived script about five New Yorkers facing Christmas Eve alone.

Full Review… | November 12, 2004
Los Angeles Times
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The mawkishness meter is turned up full blast by the time Williams, wearing the hangdog expression he saves for maudlin dramas, shows up out of nowhere as a former priest to save an unhappy Sarandon from jumping into the East River.

Full Review… | November 12, 2004
New York Daily News
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I can be sentimental under the right circumstances, but the movie is such a calculating tearjerker that it played like a challenge to me.

Full Review… | November 12, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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There were many touching moments in this well-made Christmas movie with wonderful performances... sure to put you in the Christmas spirit.

Dannielle Albert
Dannielle Albert

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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 Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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I never thought I would ever watch a beautifull like Noel Movie DIRECTED BY CHAZZ PALMINTERI! A Movie focuses five lives with different problems on christmas eve.

Wahida K
Wahida K

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