The Fitzgerald Family Christmas Reviews

December 27, 2012
Resentments, pregnancies, cancer, spousal abuse and the struggle of a recovering alcoholic all come and go on cue.
December 10, 2012
The ensemble cast is mostly agreeable, but the script eventually bogs down amid too many characters and too many contrivances.
December 7, 2012
Too much of the film is taken up by creaky plot devices and one sibling vowing to track down and talk to another one to resolve a problem.
December 6, 2012
So little action takes place that really, the setting could just be adjoining couches, with characters shouting affectionate quips and insults at each other.
December 5, 2012
A blandly amiable thing, hardly resonant in spite of all the heartache that abounds.
December 5, 2012
Burns gives a rare picture of another borough, showing the working-class environment he grew up in, and eulogizes: Queens, and even the beaches of Long Island when not in high season.
Top Critic
December 5, 2012
As a writer, Mr. Burns has forgotten to make the characters likeable, and there are so many of them you need a diagram to both connect them and tell them apart.
December 4, 2012
A starchy, flavorless pudding.
December 2, 2012
Edward Burns certainly doles out his fair share of family turmoil, but he admirably doesn't make lunatics out of his characters.