Home for the Holidays

Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15

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  1. Home for the Holidays strikes such a perfect note that it's hard at first to realize what an impressive balancing act it is.
  2. 88
    Foster directs the film with a sure eye for the revealing little natural moment.
  3. Foster has whipped the actors into the sort of comic frenzy usually reserved for farce, and the ready-for-anything energy serves the material well.
  4. From a sharp, jaundiced script by W.D. Richter ("Buckaroo Banzai"), Jodie Foster has directed a poisoned paean to the great American tradition of torturous family gatherings.
  5. 75
    Foster keeps the party hopping, although more dark humor would have helped before she winds it down with sentiment and bromides.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. JamesB.
    Jan 23, 2006
    10
    This is about a wild, dysfunctional family, parts of which most of us can all relate. Great characters and a perfect cast. A genius cast, in This is about a wild, dysfunctional family, parts of which most of us can all relate. Great characters and a perfect cast. A genius cast, in fact. This movie requires a sense of humor and it helps if your family is screwed up (too). One of my favorite movies of all time. A no-miss around the holidays. If they allowed a higher score than 10, this would get it. Run Full Review »