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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 9 out of 15
  1. 70
    This ensemble drama by screenwriter David Hubbard isn't perfect, but its harsh honesty and sincere faith in humanity make it genuinely uplifting.
  2. 50
    There's a point at which the plot crosses an invisible line, becoming so preposterous that it's no longer moving and is just plain weird.
  3. 40
    Palminteri and screenwriter David Hubbard desperately want the crazy misfits in their movie to move the audience, but they're all too cracked to inspire empathy. There's no holiday magic, just famous faces playing people who don't exist.
  4. 30
    Most of the redemptive notes ring false, as does the mythical Manhattan, where the snow is just too clean and everybody lives around the corner.
  5. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    30
    Goes down like sour eggnog on Christmas Eve.
  6. Reviewed by: Angel Cohn
    30
    The individual stories are so truncated that they can't do much in the way of giving their characters real emotional depth.
  7. 0
    Excruciatingly maudlin.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. VeraM.
    Oct 5, 2005
    9
    It's a delicate picture with a great cast. Watching it was worth for me. It made me feel happy and think about simple things in a different way.
  2. DL
    Jun 2, 2006
    8
    Highly under-rated. A fantastic gem. Scenery of a snow filled New York Christmas is just the perfect back drop for this beautiful story that Highly under-rated. A fantastic gem. Scenery of a snow filled New York Christmas is just the perfect back drop for this beautiful story that will make you laugh and cry. Paul Walker breaks away from his usual roles and makes for a great performance in this romantic drama. Includes an excellent supporting cast including Robin Williams and Susan Sarandon. A must watch for those who want to me touched and moved. Expand
  3. Sam
    Oct 24, 2005
    4
    It's not a very good movie. In fact, it's pretty close to being Torque bad, but it isn't, so I'll give it props for that. It's not a very good movie. In fact, it's pretty close to being Torque bad, but it isn't, so I'll give it props for that. Only that, however. Expand

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