A Chicago couple (Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis) scramble to put together a holiday celebration after their daughter decides to come home for Christmas.
" This one is a veritable celebration of intolerance, disguised as a joyous holiday film. "
" Purports to kindle the warm glow of love for humankind in our hearts but actually reaffirms that the trappings of the holiday season are all that really matter. "
" This movie reeks. "
" Even if you believe in Santa, you'll never believe that this is any sort of holiday classic. "
" I'm making my list of the worst movies of the year and I'm checking it twice, and I hope to find room for this frantically unfunny disaster. "
" Avoid this lump o' coal. "
" It's not just that the story is predictable. The very camera angles are predictable. "
" This grim holiday-themed comedy is the movie equivalent of getting socks and underwear for Christmas. "
" Hollywood's version of the annual Hallmark Ho-ho-ho card. It's made to order: just slot in the perennial Mr. Santa Claus himself, Tim Allen, and stir. "
" The script here is barely passable and the direction is downright awful, completely lacking in any sense of comic timing, visual grace or character development. "
" It's painful, not to mention flat-out witless, to see two actors this genial play fuddy-duddies who learn that Christmas is coming to their living room... or else. "
" A leaden whimsy so heavy it threatens to crash through the multiplex floor. "
" A loud, coarse and witless family comedy. "
" Instead of a funny and relevant little bromide about capitalism, conformity and forced holiday cheer, the movie is about as fresh as a week-old mug of egg nog. "
" Filled with overly processed situations it tries to sell with manic energy, Kranks is canned, hammy and rolling as fast as it can. "
" Stinks like the unrefrigerated ham its studio sent me as a promotion several months ago. "
" Here's a film that says Christmas is a sellout, that your neighbors are morons, and that suburbia is a playground of fascist conformity, and then it concludes that anyone who actually believes that is a heartless Scrooge. "
" One of the worst Christmas movies in years. "
" Flat-footed holiday comedy. "
" In any normal year this dire comedy would be the undisputed lump of coal in our psychic stocking, but coming on the heels of Surviving Christmas, it's a close second. "
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