Nothing Like the Holidays - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Nothing Like the Holidays Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 14, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 14, 2010
I swell with pride at this film as it's a respectable and thoroughly entertaining exploration of the bonds of a tightly knit large Puerto Rican family...
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 7, 2009
A warm, unabashedly sentimental drama...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Bloomer
Paste Magazine
April 7, 2009
Same people, different dishes on the dinner table.
Full Review | Original Score: 55/100
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
January 31, 2009
A harmless, slightly charming and warm family drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Michael Dance
The Cinema Source
January 6, 2009
Enormously appealing characters.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Michael Dequina
December 21, 2008
The spirited, superb ensemble assembled by director Alfredo DeVilla lends the familiar proceedings pep and personality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
December 19, 2008
De Villa and the ensemble cast provide a comfortable, lived-in feeling -- like your own family, only louder.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jenna Busch
IGN Movies
December 16, 2008
Watching Leguizamo dance to the 'The Show' and compete in a 'who's got the bigger chainsaw/penis' contest was certainly funnier than Vince Vaughn in a short skirt or Reese Witherspoon trying to figure out how a breast pump works.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies
December 15, 2008
There are some standout performances from some young stars on the rise.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
December 14, 2008
It's kind of like going home.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
December 13, 2008
It's a warm, friendly movie, and infinitely more human than, say, Four Christmases. It deserves credit for that.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Sarah Boslaugh
December 12, 2008
...the best scenes, which are concerned more with the ordinary interactions of families and neighbors than with pushing the plot forward, feel as natural as real life.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
December 12, 2008
With help from a lively cast and a twist on the formula, it seems fresh and enticing -- like a Christmas present you didn't know you wanted but are delighted to receive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 12, 2008
It's as familiar and comforting as a cup of eggnog.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
December 12, 2008
Though the turf is well-traveled, the characters' camaraderie and their palpable sense of ethnic pride trumps the predictability and makes for a tale that is pleasantly appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee
December 12, 2008
The umpteenth holiday-family-gathering film to hit theaters in the past few years, Nothing Like the Holidays distinguishes itself from the pack with fine acting.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
December 12, 2008
The whole thing's a little like the meals it spotlights. You know, while you're guiltily indulging, that it's no good for you. But that doesn't keep you from feeling full afterward.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
December 12, 2008
Sometimes it's fun to unwrap a present even if you already know what's waiting inside.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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