Johnson Family Vacation
Johnson Family Vacation (2004)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 10, 2004
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Critic Score: 6% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The poorly crafted Johnson Family Vacation squanders its talented cast in a bland family road comedy that draws unfavorable comparisons to Chevy Chase's Vacation movies.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This is a real mess, with out-of-focus shots and continuity lapses that suggest a production in chaos.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Big disappointment.

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Beth Pratt
Common Sense Media

This charmless movie not for children.

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David Germain
Associated Press

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.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

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.

Cole Smithey

Mechanical performances by Vanessa Williams and Bow Wow, as Nate's musically inclined son, impair Cedric's earnest comedic efforts in this spasmodic comedy.

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Stephanie Zacharek

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.

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

This family vacation runs out of gas long before its destination.

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Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Several laugh-out-loud moments are scattered throughout this otherwise dumb-and-gets-even-dumber African-American road trip.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Andrew Fillmore
It was pretty stupid. I don't like that Cedric the Entertainer guy (what a stupid name!).
George Kiriyama
Fun movie...but still like National Lampoon's Vacation a whole lot better. Instead of going to Wally World...the Johnson family heads to a family reunion… More
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