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  • Summary: Based on John Grisham's best-selling novel Skipping Christmas, this comedy stars Tim Allen as Luther Krank, a man who decides to skip Christmas and all the surrounding trappings and go on a vacation with his wife Nora (Curtis) instead. But when his daughter decides, at the last minute, to come home for the holidays, he is forced to put christmas back together. (Sony) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 33
  2. Negative: 27 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    70
    Ultimately something of a softball satire, its climactic evocation of the "true meaning" of the holidays is surprisingly touching.
  2. A Christmas comedy where laughs and even Christmas joy are in short supply.
  3. Christmas with the Kranks is so calculated that it's pathetic, a warm-hearted holiday greeting card with not one scintilla of honest emotion inside.
  4. 30
    In any normal year this dire comedy would be the undisputed lump of coal in our psychic stocking, but with "Surviving Christmas" still in theaters it's a close second.
  5. A lethargic, lurching holiday-themed comedy.
  6. 0
    Egregiously mediocre and flagrantly ill-conceived in every department, this is, truly, the cinematic equivalent of finding a single solitary Saltine in your stocking and a pair of old tube socks beneath the tree. Humbug!

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 39
  2. Negative: 28 out of 39
  1. Nov 28, 2011
    8
    I thought that this was really funny. There were a lot of funny moments in it, such as the part with the holiday ham. To me, it is an unforgetably funny Christmas movie. Expand
  2. Nov 23, 2013
    8
    All these bad reviews and yet every year people watch this Christmas movie. It has become a standard, fund holiday treat. I have found that when the critics hate a movie I should watch it. Because it is probably fun and enjoyable. This movie is fun and very enjoyable and will be watched at the holiday season for years to come. I don't rely on the critics. If they love a movie it probably sucks. If they hate a movie it is probably very enjoyable. And this movie is a great holiday treat. Expand
  3. Nov 8, 2012
    2
    Christmas with the Kranks is a treacherous family farce. It's undeveloped characters are was thwarting its plan to be entertaining.
  4. Dec 21, 2011
    0
    Stupid, silly and not funny. Great cast that have no chemistry together and it is easily one of the most uncreative experiences I have faced. I give this movie 2%. Expand

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