This Christmas
This Christmas (2007)

Upon gathering together under one roof for the first time in seven years, an estranged family celebrating Christmas rediscovers long-forgotten bonds in this holiday family reunion drama starring Delroy Lindo, Regina King, and Mekhi Phifer.… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 11, 2008
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
55%
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User Score
82%



Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This Christmas features strong performances and a sharp portrayal of family dynamics, but relies too heavily on holiday movie clichés.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

o matter how silly the situation, each member of the uniformly strong cast creates a nice balance between sentimental and sweet -- which is just how every holiday gathering should feel.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

If the real-life Christmas experience tends too often to be marred by the rude contradiction between expectations and reality, movies like the ultra-bland holiday family movie This Christmas are at least partly to blame.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

Easily the best film of its genre since 'Soul Food' and definitely makes for a excellent holiday season treat.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

This is good-natured, determinedly aspirational African-American entertainment, but did it have to be quite so heavy on the clichés?

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Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail

An incoherent mess in which scenes of teary reconciliations sit uncomfortably next to protracted gags involving catfights, car wrecks and a big bottle of baby oil.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

A happy Christmas package that more or less ignores the fact that it's a black American family story

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I could actually see this becoming kind of a minor perennial during the holidays.

Melissa Anderson
Time Out New York

Like sock-it-to-me cake ruined by too much sugar, This Christmas is cloying empty calories.

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Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media

Family holiday dramedy has some iffy content.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
It was okay for a Christmas movie. Gets a bit sentimental at the end, but I think that's true of most for this genre. On the whole I enjoyed it and it… More
Fascade Fiveoneeight
This is one soulful and incredible "home for the holidays" family movie. This particular family the Whitfields have had their ups and downs and have… More
Wahida K
Too much Family Drama Movie for me.
William Goss
Thoroughly familiar w/o restricting its genial appeal to any one demographic.
Manu Gino
Just to watch when you got nothing to do else, it was an ok movie nothing big. A Christmas time drama centered around the Whitfield family's first holiday… More
Audrey Lush
Loved the baby oil scene-muwahahahahaha!

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