Four Christmases
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Four Christmases
When upscale, happily unmarried San Francisco couple Kate and Brad find themselves socked in by fog on Christmas morning, their exotic vacation plans morph into the family-centric holiday they had, until now, gleefully avoided. Out of obligation--and unable to escape--they trudge to not one, not two, but four relative-choked festivities, increasingly mortified to find childhood fears raised, adolescent wounds reopened and their very future together uncertain. As Brad counts the hours to when he can get away from their parents, step-parents, siblings and an assortment of nieces and nephews,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is marginally better than most, with a few offbeat comic ideas, a reliably droll performance from Vaughn, and, as the parents, four watchable old troupers in search of a fat paycheck."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Oh, the hilarity of hating your family at the holidays."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"About as predictable as socks under the tree."
‑ Ali Gray,
"Movie-goers heading to see the romantic comedy Four Christmases might want comedy, Christmas cheer and chemistry, but nobody gets everything on his wish list."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"For all of its snarky holiday/family bashing, Four Christmases wimps out in the third act and reaffirms all the traditional values it affects to mock."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Miss FlickChick
"Gordon's stars are charmless, his script cheerless, and his sterling supporting cast can't seem to figure out what they've been brought on board to do."
‑ Bob Mondello, NPR
"Seems intent on being as generic and lowbrow as possible, with broad slapstick emphasized over witty dialogue or interesting characters."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"It's too sparse in the comedy to be really successful--every good joke is in the commercials--but it's got some heart and that counts for something."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"How many Academy Award winners can a studio put in one cast and still turn out a bad movie?"
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Maybe catch one of the other hundred holiday films to be offered over the next few weeks and wait for Four Christmases to come to your local Red Box."
‑ Jolene Mendez, Entertainment Spectrum
"Didn't quite get over the hump."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"Four Christmases is refreshingly tart and lean, forgoing the usual schmaltz and syrup of the season."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"Maybe if Four Christmases had extended itself beyond white trash targets and projectile vomiting, we could've been talking about a new Christmas classic right now."
‑ William Goss, Cinematical
"Although not a yuletide classic, Four Christmases is better than most of the holiday-oriented slop put out in recent years."
‑ Sonny Bunch, Washington Times
"Grows tired long before the end credits start rolling at the 80-minute mark."
‑ Michael Dequina,
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