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Noel Reviews

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November 12, 2004
Despite the impressive cast, acting quality isn't especially high.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 12, 2004
Like way too many holiday films, it is shameless in its desperate grab at the heartstrings. What it latches onto firmly instead is the gag reflex, making you long for a dose of Maalox or at least another viewing of Bad Santa.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 12, 2004
Desperate for warm and fuzzy holiday feelings, Noel is depressing and bland.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 12, 2004
[A] swirl of contrived Christmas Eve 'magic' that's forced and mostly phony and never quite hits the right notes...
November 11, 2004
Sentimental and sappy enough to keep a maple syrup factory busy all year long, but isn't that the point of Christmas movies anyway?
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 11, 2004
Utterly devoid of genuine emotion or warmth, Noel, which marks the directorial debut of actor Chazz Palminteri, is too sappy for words.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 11, 2004
Though clearly meant as a heartwarmer in the long-standing holiday tradition, Chazz Palminteri's film comes off as strange and sour.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 11, 2004
Boasts just enough good acting to make up for the treacle.
November 11, 2004
Santa Claus's bag couldn't hold as many clichés as the screenplay dishes out.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 11, 2004
A handful of competent performances can't keep Noel from pulling its audience through a bleak, cheerless hour and a half.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 9, 2004
Most of the redemptive notes ring false, as does the mythical Manhattan, where the snow is just too clean and everybody lives around the corner.
October 29, 2004
Noel manages to get considerable mileage out of a series of unpredictable and nutty spiritual flights of fancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 6, 2004
[Director Chazz] Palminteri seems to have accepted the heavy-handed nature of the screenplay and embraced it whole-heartedly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 6, 2004
Hubbard's script is so steeped in sludgy sentimentality that the film's early hints of quirkiness quickly give way to heavy-handed faith healing.
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December 10, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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