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Christmas With the Kranks Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    22

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 20

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Bad can't begin to describe Christmas With the Kranks. It's sub-humbug.

  • 25

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    For a comedian (Allen) who often seems to be calling it in, he's more lackluster than usual. Curtis is a bigger disappointment, especially after "Freaky Friday," in which she was funny, smart and cheeky.

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  • 33

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    In its hostile sitcom way, Christmas With the Kranks is a paranoid comic nightmare of conformity gone mad.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Allison Benedikt

    Phony, disingenuous family entertainment, suffocated by its green bean casserole approach to Middle America, spineless cardboard characters and paper-thin plot "twists."

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    A Christmas comedy where laughs and even Christmas joy are in short supply.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Not an abomination, although it is uninspired and insipid. As such, it's perfect television fare.

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