Christmas With the Kranks
Christmas With the Kranks (2004)

After faithfully and happily celebrating Christmas their entire lives, and with their daughter Blair in Peru to serve a stint in the Peace Corps, Luther and Nora Krank are facing the prospect of a very lonely holiday. One blustery Chicago… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 24, 2004
DVD Release Date: November 8, 2005
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Critic Score: 5% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A mirthless movie as fresh as last year's fruit cake, Christmas with the Kranks is a coarse, garish comedy that promotes conformity.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

In any normal year this dire comedy would be the undisputed lump of coal in our psychic stocking, but coming on the heels of Surviving Christmas, it's a close second.

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

Hollywood's version of the annual Hallmark Ho-ho-ho card. It's made to order: just slot in the perennial Mr. Santa Claus himself, Tim Allen, and stir.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Unoriginal, unfunny slapstick holiday fare.

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

This isn't a wonderful life: It looks pretty hellish.

Stephanie Zacharek

Purports to kindle the warm glow of love for humankind in our hearts but actually reaffirms that the trappings of the holiday season are all that really matter.

Richard Luck

Christmas With The Kranks is the sort of film that leaves you thinking Ebenezer Scrooge might have had the right idea about the festive season.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I'm making my list of the worst movies of the year and I'm checking it twice, and I hope to find room for this frantically unfunny disaster.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Stinks like the unrefrigerated ham its studio sent me as a promotion several months ago.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A grueling experience.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Careter
A terrible christmas film and really boring.
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Bentley Lyles
Christmas Movie Review Mania Episode #14: Christmas With the Kranks Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis' "Christmas With the Kranks" is indeed… More
Dead Angel
This wasn't funny. Only the botox part was a bit of laugh. But other than that this movie was watchable.
Luke Baldock
This film had a strange effect on me. It was so excruciatingly bad that I turned into an absolute Grinch. Allen was so out of time with his comedic quips, that… More
KJ Proulx
One of the worst christmas movies I've ever seen!