Deck the Halls
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When the spirit of Christmas compels a small-town New Englander to decorate his home with enough lights to make it visible from space, much more is set to be decked than just the halls in this holiday comedy featuring Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick as two warring neighbors determined to outdo each other in creating the best lighting display on the planet. Christmas is without question the most wonderful time of the year for Cloverdale, MA optometrist Steve Finch (Broderick). Unfortunately, the same can't be said for Steve's wife, Kelly (Kristin Davis), and the pair's two… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 6%

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"Laden with false climaxes, the overstuffed plot leaves you exhausted well before the movie ends, and the amiable actors sleepwalk through their uninspired roles."
‑ Joshua Land, Time Out New York
"There is something about the holiday season that brings lazy filmmakers to pitch meetings with Frank Capra knockoffs clutched in their sweaty paws."
‑ Ella Taylor, L.A. Weekly
"Makes us miss those Home Alone days..."
‑ Jane Boursaw, Common Sense Media
"The distasteful formula is even more sour and ham-handed than usual; Broderick's and DeVito's natural likeability never stands a chance."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"When Matthew Broderick and Danny DeVito team up for a comedy that can't even deliver one well-oiled joke, that's a big problem."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"This one follows the depressing pattern of Surviving Christmas and Christmas With the Kranks: enforced holiday cheer gives way to bilious hatred, then hollow forgiveness."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"It's a holiday ritual: Each year, American moviegoers get the misanthropically stupid, plastic-satire-of- a-plastic-society Christmas comedy they deserve."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"The gags land like lumps of coal, but at least the unnatural mounds of fluffy white snow remain unsullied in the dreck."
‑ Tom Meek, Boston Phoenix
"a bit too faux-humbug for me"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Even the most dimwitted of kids will see through this poorly made mishmash of every other holiday film."
‑ Andy Kurtz,
"I love the Christmas season, but there are times when I wish it would go away if only to save audiences from horrific experiences like this."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"I literally did not count a single laugh in the whole aimless schlep, except for the hucksters who made it, on their way to the bank."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"Ah, another lifeless comedy for the holidays. It's just super to be reminded how mean-spirited and grotesquely commercial the Christmas season can be, isn't it?"
‑ Kit Bowen,
‑ Christopher Null,
"What's interesting about typical Hollywood Christmas movies is that regardless of how crass, vulgar, or mean-spirited they may be, by the last scene they will inevitably try to wrap viewers in a blanket of warm seasonal cheer."
‑ Josh Rosenblatt, Austin Chronicle
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