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Johnson Family Vacation
Comedian Cedric the Entertainer serves as both producer and star of this comedy about a family who discovers just how much can go wrong en route to a family get-together. When Nate Johnson (Cedric the Entertainer) is invited to a big family reunion in Missouri, he sees it as an opportunity to reconnect with his estranged wife and growing children, as well as a chance to show up his wealthier know-it-all brother, Mack (Steve Harvey). Nate takes delivery on an expensive new SUV, persuades his recently separated wife, Dorothy (Vanessa L. Williams), to tag along, and packs up his three kids --… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 6%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is a real mess, with out-of-focus shots and continuity lapses that suggest a production in chaos."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Big disappointment."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"This charmless movie not for children."
‑ Beth Pratt, Common Sense Media
"I really wanted to like this movie, especially since I'm a fan of Cedric the Entertainer."
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"We can only generously call it a pale imitation of National Lampoon's Vacation"
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"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."
‑ David Germain, Associated Press
"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."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Mechanical performances by Vanessa Williams and Bow Wow, as Nate's musically inclined son, impair Cedric's earnest comedic efforts in this spasmodic comedy."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"...Cedric the Entertainer simply cannot act."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Find one stereotype and stick to it. Don't confuse the audience by trying to be Wayne Brady and Bernie Mac in the same movie."
‑ Stephen Himes, Film Snobs
"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."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"This family vacation runs out of gas long before its destination."
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"Several laugh-out-loud moments are scattered throughout this otherwise dumb-and-gets-even-dumber African-American road trip."
‑ Mark Halverson, Sacramento News & Review
"Too many jokes fall flat and a number of promising set-ups ... wind up going nowhere."
‑ Ethan Alter, Film Journal International
"It really wasn't as funny as it could of been or should have been."
‑ Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel, 3BlackChicks Review
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