Disaster strikes when a man (Cedric the Entertainer) takes his wife (Vanessa L. Williams) and three unruly children on a road trip from Los Angeles to Missouri.
" Vacations are supposed to make you feel better, and Johnson Family Vacation does just that. "
" A comedy with a couple of big laughs but many more missed opportunities. "
" A wheezing contraption, which strands Cedric the Entertainer behind the wheel and forces him to motor a collection of laugh-and-learn wacky situations by sheer force of his outsize charm. "
" An African-American road trip that mostly squanders some very gifted performers. "
" Apart from Williams' presence, director Christopher Erskin's feature debut isn't worth the price of submission. "
" Big disappointment. "
" Cedric the Entertainer stars in a long drive in search of a family comedy, which is found too late and amounts to too little. "
" If laughs are the currency of any comedy, then this one pays minimum wage. "
" Johnson Family Vacation is simply a bad trip. "
" Johnson Family Vacation, a played-out spin on the old Chevy Chase Vacation movies, is one of those bombs that makes you sit and curse the darkness. "
" Moviegoers hankering for another installment in Chevy Chase's vacation series may get a quick fix from Johnson Family Vacation. Just don't expect the film to add anything to the time-worn vacation-from- hell genre. "
" Packing all the tired trappings of the raunchy road-trip genre, this loutish comedy plays out as a loosely threaded collection of shrill jokes and cliched sight gags. "
" Passable, uninspired entertainment, as harmless as watching home movies of your own vacation -- and about as exciting. "
" Single-handedly saving a movie may be a tall order for a short-legged clown, but Cedric the Entertainer is the best (and probably only) reason to take this Vacation. "
" Sub-Griswold stuff. "
" The direction on Johnson Family Vacation is numbingly slack; the synapses between the scenes don't spark effortlessly, as they should, and the whole enterprise feels dragged-down and belabored. "
" The star is funny, the movie isn't. "
" Things feel choppy and unfinished, and there are signs of desperate, post-production efforts to do a quick fix -- badly looped dialogue, awkwardly inserted closeups, too much music. "
" This family vacation runs out of gas long before its destination. "
" This is a real mess, with out-of-focus shots and continuity lapses that suggest a production in chaos. "
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