Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Oct 4, 2013
    38
    Their misadventures in the Big Apple, including Giamatti’s involvement with a Russian house sitter (a bizarrely cast Sally Hawkins) are neither funny nor touching, just tedious.
  2. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Oct 1, 2013
    30
    Maudlin and mirthless, it's a film misbegotten enough to almost make one hate Christmas.
  3. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Oct 1, 2013
    25
    The script, by Melissa James Gibson, is as scintillating as a dead rodent.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Oct 4, 2013
    10
    It's not a perfect movie, but the performances are truly first rate. Very funny and surprisingly touching. I appreciate that they actually shot New York for New York that's commitment. Definitely worth your time. Full Review »
  2. Oct 4, 2013
    1
    This is two hours of time lost from your life. I like these actors but this is a pointless movie with no story and no end. Not sure what the point of the entire movie was, it was just angry banter and a few lame character interactions and not much else. I highly suggest passing on this project. Full Review »