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  • Release Date: Dec 6, 2013
Metascore
25

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 5 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Sheila O'Malley
    Dec 6, 2013
    38
    Through the playing of the game, the real life characters' true personalities emerge, and we can see that this is a pretty heartless bunch.
  2. Reviewed by: Abbey Bender
    Dec 2, 2013
    38
    The conceit has the potential to be amusing, but the role-playing is never as funny or immersive as it could be, and the characters' repartee often feels more stilted than witty.
  3. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Dec 5, 2013
    30
    One of those who’s-the-murderer parlor games is a plot pillar of Merry Christmas, an experiment in filmmaking by Anna Condo that itself feels like a parlor game, and not a particularly entertaining one.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Dec 6, 2013
    20
    There doesn’t appear to be any purpose at all to the random exchanges and interactions that pass for a plot.
  5. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Dec 5, 2013
    10
    What's really absent from this fiasco is a sense of purpose or an interest in character, as the participants in this weekend-getaway contest are ciphers defined mainly by their degree of obnoxiousness.

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