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Surviving Christmas Review

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

  • 1.0

    out of 100

    Overwhelming dislike
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 0

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    There are no survivors here.

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  • 10

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    A lame comic premise, a tiresome-bordering-on-obnoxious protagonist and a script devoid of humor is a lot to overcome for any movie, and Surviving Christmas is not the one to do it.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Some screwball moments elicit a chuckle or two, but the script is weak and the characterizations clichéd.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Can't decide whether it wants to be a black comedy, dumb farce, or sentimental sit-com.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    As light, fluffy, cockle-warming holiday entertainment, this thing is pretty sweet.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Not for kids 13 and under

You'll be lucky if you survive this dumb movie.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie includes jokes about incest, pornography, and marijuana. Characters drink and smoke and use some strong language. There's comic peril and violence, including smacking someone with a shovel. The happy families Drew sees on Christmas include a gay couple, but this is intended to be humorous, not inclusive.

  • Families can talk about how difficult it can be to try to measure our own relatives by the idealized families portrayed in holiday movies and television shows.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Comic peril and violence.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual references, including jokes about incest and pornography.

  • language false3

    Language: Some strong language for a PG-13.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking, smoking, marijuana joke.