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Noel Reviews

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April 29, 2009
I had a very hard time displaying malice to this.
March 1, 2007
Pleasantly watchable.
November 16, 2005
If you are looking for a Christmas film that is unconventional, that has a lot of heart without wallowing in sentimentality, this is a good bet.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 30, 2004
A holiday gift wrapped in sadness -- but tied tenderly with hope.
November 23, 2004
Fits snugly into the 'Christmas movie' canon by tapping into familiar problems, tugging at the heartstrings and stirring your tired soul.
November 16, 2004
Noel delivers two astonishing scenes of love and forgiveness that will take your breath away and are perfectly in tune with the miraculous nature of Christmas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Boasts just enough good acting to make up for the treacle.
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
April 6, 2006
A film about folks celebrating Christmas together is about as interesting and carries as much dramatic thrust as the 1989 Christmas reunion video immortalized on Uncle Fred's camcorder.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 20, 2005
The sentiments are right on the money, but the execution never quite filled me with holiday cheer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 19, 2005
There's nothing at all surprising about Noel, except for the fact that it was ever made.
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
December 10, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 24, 2004
Three tear-jerking stories about faith, love and the redemptive spiritual power of a frosty Christmas Eve
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
November 18, 2004
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.
November 15, 2004
The nut-ball factor is just too high for these characters.
November 13, 2004
I can think of 59,054,087 people who are intellectually deprived enough to buy into “Noel.”
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November 12, 2004
The kind of sappy, sadness-turns- to-gladness holiday movie that shows up on cable TV this time of year.
Read More | Original Score: C
November 12, 2004
The all-star cast do their best, but the individual stories are so truncated that they can't do much in the way of giving their characters real emotional depth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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