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  • Summary: Deck the Halls is a family comedy about one-upsmanship, jealousy, clashing neighbors, home decoration -- and the true spirit of the holidays. (20th Century Fox)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 22
  2. Negative: 15 out of 22
  1. 63
    It is a better option than the third "Santa Clause."
  2. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    50
    Though DeVito and Chenoweth bring a rough plebeian charm to the proceedings, it's nothing short of tragic to see the great Ferris Bueller relegated to grimacing straight man.
  3. In this year's lump of coal, Matthew Broderick is the control freak who lives for toasty yuletide cheer, and Danny DeVito is the vulgar pest who wants his holiday lights seen from space. The dueling-neighbor crankfest is blah.
  4. I literally did not count a single laugh in the whole aimless schlep, except for the hucksters who made it, on their way to the bank.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    25
    The saddest part is that "Deck" wastes four comic talents ranging from the near-genius (Matthew Broderick, Danny DeVito) to the inspired (Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth ) to the charming (Kristin Davis of "Sex and the City").
  6. 25
    When it comes to comedy, Deck the Halls is remarkably tedious.
  7. 0
    There isn't an earned moment of uplift or laughter in the movie. Everything in it is prefab.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Dec 3, 2011
    10
    This is such an amazing movie, we really did love this movie here. The film has such a true story line, with an amazing cast and so manyThis is such an amazing movie, we really did love this movie here. The film has such a true story line, with an amazing cast and so many laugh-out-loud moments that are going to have you and your family rocking around the Christmas tree! Expand
  2. Dec 3, 2011
    10
    The cast is so awesome in this movie! The jokes are so savage and I just L.O.V.E. every part of this movie, it is one of those films that youThe cast is so awesome in this movie! The jokes are so savage and I just L.O.V.E. every part of this movie, it is one of those films that you can just watch over and over and not get bored! An awesome movie that really puts you in the mood for Santa to come! Expand
  3. Dec 4, 2011
    10
    I love this movie it really puts you in the Christmas spirit. This is so amazing and has loads of up and down moments when you end up laughingI love this movie it really puts you in the Christmas spirit. This is so amazing and has loads of up and down moments when you end up laughing out load at those two fools! This movie boasts an amazing cast with a fantastic story line and such funny moments. Matthew Brodrick is amazing and you really have to watch this one guys! Expand
  4. MisterB.
    Nov 22, 2006
    9
    Arguably the most important work from a major studio this year. "Deck the Halls" skewers commercialism, organized religion, familial Arguably the most important work from a major studio this year. "Deck the Halls" skewers commercialism, organized religion, familial dysfunction, pop psychology, and the modern industrial condition ... and that's just the first reel. Broderick's manic vulnerability hasn't been put to such good use since "Max Dugan Returns," and DeVito is charming and smug all at once. This will surely replace "It's A Wonderful Life" and "A Christmas Story" for required Christmas viewing. Expand
  5. Elad
    Nov 26, 2006
    7
    What the hey! It's a zany Christmas movie and you'll enjoy it if you enjoy zany Christmas movies. Predictable but in a good sort of way.
  6. Nov 28, 2011
    4
    Unlike Christmas with the Kranks, this movie has lame jokes and the story is an incredible mess. There is not a lot to reccommend. LittleUnlike Christmas with the Kranks, this movie has lame jokes and the story is an incredible mess. There is not a lot to reccommend. Little charm or fun in this holiday movie. Expand
  7. BrandonC.
    Dec 9, 2006
    1
    Starts out somewhat interesting, and DeVito is always good--he could read the phone book and make it interesting--but, he can't overcome Starts out somewhat interesting, and DeVito is always good--he could read the phone book and make it interesting--but, he can't overcome the horridly cliched script full of trite, heartstring tugs. Broderick seems to sleepwalk it, and looks a tad bloated. Expand

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