Almost Christmas
Almost Christmas (2016)

A new comedy from writer/director David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim) and producer Will Packer (Ride Along, Think Like a Man series, This Christmas), Almost Christmas tells the festive story of a beloved patriarch who asks his family for one… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: November 11, 2016
DVD Release Date: February 7, 2017
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Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While far from the worst holiday dramedy audiences could hope for, Almost Christmas isn't distinctive enough to prompt a visit to the theater -- or annual yuletide viewings.

Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

The movie takes a few calamitous turns at its climax, dangerously approaching broad slapstick and villainizing a character we've come to love. But mainly, it's a fun and boisterous countdown to the big meal.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

It's as predictable as your aunt's holiday stuffing, but the cast finds some places to open up the material.

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Courtney Howard
Fresh Fiction

What's there is a well-crafted holiday picture, universal in appeal and scope that lights up laughter and maybe earns a few tears.

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Odie Henderson

The committed performances by the cast of talented actors are what elevates Almost Christmas above complaints about its familiarity and melodrama.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

On a few, all-too-rare occasions, comedic sparks fly.

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Aramide Tinubu
Shadow and Act

Almost Christmas follows a series of predictable twists, that doesn't negate its charm.

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Rebecca Tucker
Globe and Mail

Almost Christmas goes light enough on the cliché and gives the stacked cast - which also includes J.B. Smoove, Gabrielle Union, Omar Epps and Romany Malco - enough decent material that the film remains relatively lively.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The epiphanies go down like eggnog, along with the smooth R'n'B and jazz on the soundtrack.

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Donald Clarke
Irish Times

You can't fault the film for its efficiency. Each of these idylls is threatened by a problem that will be solved within a reasonably tidy running time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Jacob Smith
Almost Christmas has notable flaws in terms of writing and having an imbalance in character use but I couldn't say I didn't enjoy the film.… More
EpicLadySponge the Adventurer
2 hours together? Oh joy, how fun will this be? Not any that's for sure. It does try, but at its best, it serves Christmas treats not as special they were… More