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This Christmas Reviews

November 16, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 1, 2007
o matter how silly the situation, each member of the uniformly strong cast creates a nice balance between sentimental and sweet -- which is just how every holiday gathering should feel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 29, 2007
This is good-natured, determinedly aspirational African-American entertainment, but did it have to be quite so heavy on the clichés?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
November 27, 2007
I could actually see this becoming kind of a minor perennial during the holidays.
November 24, 2007
If the real-life Christmas experience tends too often to be marred by the rude contradiction between expectations and reality, movies like the ultra-bland holiday family movie This Christmas are at least partly to blame.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 23, 2007
An incoherent mess in which scenes of teary reconciliations sit uncomfortably next to protracted gags involving catfights, car wrecks and a big bottle of baby oil.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 21, 2007
Christmas won't wow anyone with its audacity or originality, but it's bound to make plenty of people happy with its slick, crowd-pleasing familiarity.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 21, 2007
This carefully observed film has lots of heart.
November 21, 2007
This Christmas is not your typical family holiday movie, and thank goodness for that. It's warm, witty and alive, with a fantastic cast and a belief in its characters that transcends its formulaic tendencies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2007
The movie doesn't idealize, which makes it ideal.
November 21, 2007
There is a familiar quality to the multi-generational family holiday homecoming that nicely blends drama and comedy. It's a cut above the standard heartwarming fare that fills theaters this time of year.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 21, 2007
This Christmas includes more family melodrama than all the holiday-homecoming flicks from the past decade combined.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 21, 2007
At two full hours it can feel as exhausting as a holiday dinner with your own family.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 21, 2007
Loretta Devine is a treasure as the no-nonsense mother, and Delroy Lindo is as delightful as ever as her longtime beau -- give these two old pros a whole movie about late-in-life romance and we'd all be happy.
November 21, 2007
There's so much wrong going on, things start to feel forced.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 21, 2007
A family movie that holds few surprises but an abundance of hope and goodwill.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2007
What's surprising is how well Whitmore, the director, manages to direct traffic... It's sort of a screwball-comedy effect, but with a heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2007
One of those overstaffed, overstuffed 'when do we eat?' holiday dramedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 21, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 20, 2007
A warm and warmed-over collection of holiday-movie cliches packaged in a movie about a large extended black family.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 20, 2007
Overstuffed, formulaic but very easy to take.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 20, 2007
At the multiplex where so many holiday movies feel regifted, This Christmas is a gift.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 20, 2007
Writer-director Preston A. Whitmore II serves up an overstuffed but satisfying Yuletide comedy-drama with a fine cast.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 20, 2007
The cast has spirit, but the dialogue and situations are phonier than the Yule log on TV.
November 9, 2007
Animated acting and the sheer chaos of this squabbling family give the film a comic buoyancy.
October 26, 2007
A rare holiday treat, a package that's both thoughtfully selected and sure to please its intended recipients.