Nothing Like the Holidays Reviews

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February 14, 2012
November 17, 2011
December 16, 2008
A film that we've seen dozens of times before.
December 15, 2008
There are some standout performances from some young stars on the rise.
December 15, 2008
Harmless, predictable, contrived -- if those are the best things you can say about a movie I think you should definitely skip it.
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.
December 12, 2008
While there may well be nothing like the holidays, there's a lot that is dully familiar about the movie of the same name.
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.
December 12, 2008
The ensemble cast boasts some of the finest actors in the business. They do their best to breathe life into the stereotypes, but they simply don't have enough to work with.
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.
December 12, 2008
'God is punishing me,' says the matriarch. Not just you.
December 12, 2008
Sometimes it's fun to unwrap a present even if you already know what's waiting inside.
December 12, 2008
The Rodriguezes are dealing with divorce, a war injury, cancer and even Christmas, but these setbacks are all played for jokes.
December 12, 2008
It's the latest entry in the dysfunctional family holiday genre... that dark blossoming group of films that remind us how thoroughly messed up life is even at special times before concluding that family makes it all worthwhile.
December 12, 2008
Beyond the movie's seasonal familiarities of resentment and reconciliation are plenty of sweet-funny details of Latino life.
December 12, 2008
The movie's not really interested in originality, though. Instead, it wants to wrap the old seasonal homilies in the warm specifics of time and place and ethnicity. At that, it succeeds.
December 12, 2008
An efficient home-for-Christmas ensemble comedy trimmed with plastic teardrops.
December 11, 2008
There is no heart, there is no soul, instead there is only the coldly calculated mechanics of a familiar tale told far too many times before. As gatherings go, this is unfortunately one I'd rather have avoided.
December 11, 2008
The stars quickly create an authentic sense of the rhythms and short-cuts of family communication.
December 11, 2008
Like fruitcake, movies like this are ubiquitous at this time of the year but rarely are they devoured with great relish or enthusiasm.
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