Metacritic Movie Ratings
Merry Christmas Reviews

4.0

70

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 90

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterRay Bennett

    With a cast of Scottish, German and French actors all speaking their own language, writer-director Christian Carion has fashioned a deeply moving and uplifting piece.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Joyeux Noël is gritty and disturbing with its extended scenes of war and destruction. It also is emotional, even a touch sentimental.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Wilmington

    Though it's not the great film "Grand Illusion" is, and though it may strike some as a little schmaltzy, it still has some of that earlier film's deep feeling and empathy for soldiers trapped in the jaws of war and for the joys of Christmas--for believers and non-believers alike.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViewsJames Berardinelli

    It makes for a fascinating exploration of the human experience.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    Its sentimentality is muted by the thought that this moment of peace actually did take place, among men who were punished for it, and who mostly died soon enough afterward.

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