Noel Reviews

  • Dec 18, 2018

    As a huge Paul Walker fan, I couldn't believe I hadnt seen this movie yet, so I was excited to watch. Woof. There is pretty much nothing enjoyable about this film. The plot never really takes off, yet there is too much going on. The characters aren't ones you want to root for either. Susan is a gem, so some of her scenes are ok, but overall this is a massive snooze fest.

    As a huge Paul Walker fan, I couldn't believe I hadnt seen this movie yet, so I was excited to watch. Woof. There is pretty much nothing enjoyable about this film. The plot never really takes off, yet there is too much going on. The characters aren't ones you want to root for either. Susan is a gem, so some of her scenes are ok, but overall this is a massive snooze fest.

  • Nov 24, 2018

    Love this film!!! So real and heartfelt! Susan and Alan are fantastic. Paul Walker and Penelope Cruz are great as well and of course the great Robin Williams. ❤

    Love this film!!! So real and heartfelt! Susan and Alan are fantastic. Paul Walker and Penelope Cruz are great as well and of course the great Robin Williams. ❤

  • Dec 05, 2017

    This is a great Christmas movie, to bad the critics have such poor taste! Rip Sweet Soul.

    This is a great Christmas movie, to bad the critics have such poor taste! Rip Sweet Soul.

  • Dann M Super Reviewer
    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.

    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.

  • Dec 07, 2016

    Another run of the mill Christmas movie that is kind of watchable as long as you do not expect that much.

    Another run of the mill Christmas movie that is kind of watchable as long as you do not expect that much.

  • Dec 07, 2016

    Schmaltzy Hallmark type thing. Can't deal with it.

    Schmaltzy Hallmark type thing. Can't deal with it.

  • Dec 23, 2015

    This is a great film and can't understand why with such a well known cast that it doesn't get any credit. I brought this after Paul Walkers very sad passing and have watched it every Christmas since. Its a great Christmas movie as it has some real hard and sad moments but it will also pick you up and make you smile.

    This is a great film and can't understand why with such a well known cast that it doesn't get any credit. I brought this after Paul Walkers very sad passing and have watched it every Christmas since. Its a great Christmas movie as it has some real hard and sad moments but it will also pick you up and make you smile.

  • Dec 16, 2015

    This is a tough one --- there is everything to fall in love with --- there are also a few scenes that make you wince. Penelope Cruz and Paul Walker are beyond believable as the PERFECT joining of two very different worlds. The Alan Arkin-Paul Walker plot line is at once painful and lovely in the spirit of the season. The Robin Williams-Susan Sarandon plot line is devastatingly heart-rendering --- and --- at the same time beautiful to watch unfold. Susan Sarandon 'where is love" sequences are a great time to raid the fridge. All in all --- a true Christmas Classic --- definitely NOT to be missed.

    This is a tough one --- there is everything to fall in love with --- there are also a few scenes that make you wince. Penelope Cruz and Paul Walker are beyond believable as the PERFECT joining of two very different worlds. The Alan Arkin-Paul Walker plot line is at once painful and lovely in the spirit of the season. The Robin Williams-Susan Sarandon plot line is devastatingly heart-rendering --- and --- at the same time beautiful to watch unfold. Susan Sarandon 'where is love" sequences are a great time to raid the fridge. All in all --- a true Christmas Classic --- definitely NOT to be missed.

  • Dec 11, 2015

    It's an ensemble cast movie that wastes its given talent with a script filled with unnecessary twists, all-too convenient character development to feel anywhere relatable and an uneven tone to match anything close to the holiday spirit. Even though they show the most emotion not even Paul Walker and Robin Williams can help the script. The camerawork and music also do their job right but feel a bit late to be fixing anything. For my full review of Noel (2004), check it out on this IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383534/reviews-44

    It's an ensemble cast movie that wastes its given talent with a script filled with unnecessary twists, all-too convenient character development to feel anywhere relatable and an uneven tone to match anything close to the holiday spirit. Even though they show the most emotion not even Paul Walker and Robin Williams can help the script. The camerawork and music also do their job right but feel a bit late to be fixing anything. For my full review of Noel (2004), check it out on this IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383534/reviews-44

  • Jul 29, 2015

    Not your normal Xmas story and not a real good one either.

    Not your normal Xmas story and not a real good one either.