Surviving Christmas Reviews

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December 28, 2010
You'll be lucky if you survive this dumb movie.
March 5, 2007
Pique on earth and ill will toward men permeate this mirthless comedy.
March 5, 2007
The movie is dead from the outset given the artificiality of the premise about a lonely rich guy who hires the folks living in his boyhood home to be his family for the holidays.
June 24, 2006
The moral is that money can indeed buy happiness.
April 1, 2006
Despite the talent involved, this fails to raise so much as a smile, let alone laughs and Christmas cheer.
November 30, 2004
All that's vaguely funny or Christmassy about this are the sweaty beads of desperation which string together like fairy-lights across Affleck's forehead as he hammers out one lame gag after another.
October 24, 2004
If one were to dwell on the logic of the story, the film would crumble.
October 23, 2004
anything, all it proved was the accuracy of one of the words in the title, for surviving this movie is far and away the biggest test a person could face.
October 22, 2004
Surviving Christmas is about as funny as a rubber crutch for Tiny Tim.
October 22, 2004
There's a lot to not buy in Surviving Christmas. I recommend not buying.
October 22, 2004
Maybe the worst thing that can be said for Surviving Christmas is that it doesn't succeed even on its humble level of aspiration.
October 22, 2004
Even though store shelves are stocked with fright masks rather than tree ornaments, Hollywood is offering its first yuletide romp of '04, and with it comes the risk of early onset holiday depression.
October 22, 2004
Not since Scrooge got a look at Christmas future have the holidays seemed so shudderingly depressing.
October 22, 2004
To write off Surviving Christmas as Affleck's folly gives the actor too much credit: He's actually the best thing in the movie.
October 22, 2004
Is it just me, or does anyone else think it odd Dreamworks is releasing a Christmas movie before Halloween?
October 22, 2004
Critics may be the only people who need to see Surviving Christmas -- and then only those who compile 10-worst lists.
October 22, 2004
Bear in mind the Yuletide lesson learned by every kid with an earnest aunt: Some presents look a whole lot like punishments.
October 22, 2004
Can't decide whether it wants to be a black comedy, dumb farce, or sentimental sit-com.
October 22, 2004
Major stinker. We're talking hold your nose as you walk past the theater.
October 22, 2004
Though introduced as a dark comedy, the movie quickly resorts to forced Hollywood humbuggery.
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