Four Christmases
Four Christmases (2008)

When upscale, happily unmarried San Francisco couple Kate and Brad find themselves socked in by fog on Christmas morning, their exotic vacation plans morph into the family-centric holiday they had, until now, gleefully avoided. Out of… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: November 26, 2008
DVD Release Date: November 24, 2009
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite a strong cast, this sour holiday comedy suffers from a hackneyed script.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This is marginally better than most, with a few offbeat comic ideas, a reliably droll performance from Vaughn, and, as the parents, four watchable old troupers in search of a fat paycheck.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

Oh, the hilarity of hating your family at the holidays.

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Ali Gray

About as predictable as socks under the tree.

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Bob Mondello

Gordon's stars are charmless, his script cheerless, and his sterling supporting cast can't seem to figure out what they've been brought on board to do.

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Eric D. Snider

Seems intent on being as generic and lowbrow as possible, with broad slapstick emphasized over witty dialogue or interesting characters.

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Joshua Starnes

It's too sparse in the comedy to be really successful--every good joke is in the commercials--but it's got some heart and that counts for something.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

Didn't quite get over the hump.

Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine

We've enjoyed their cocky selfishness; just as much, we bask in schadenfreude when they get guilted into making the familial trail of tears.

William Goss

Maybe if Four Christmases had extended itself beyond white trash targets and projectile vomiting, we could've been talking about a new Christmas classic right now.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Candy Rose
Good rom com about a perfect couple who enjoy spending time with each other and not their families. They both come from broken divorced families and are forced… More
Shawn Ewing
Christmas muck that lacks both comedy and chemistry.
Phil Hubbs
This actually isn't too bad, I thought it would be a horrible mess of cuddly, kissing family fun but its quite dark in places and pretty funny in others.… More
Jim Careter
The first 3 christmases are hilarious, then it goes down hill from there. Vince Vaughn is hilarious, and works in his own way. Reece Witherspoon is boring,… More
Sophie Burgess
A bit of a laugh but way too predictable and nothing special.
Spencer S.
Haphazard comedy, mostly physical, and very much based on cultural faux pas and the gross factor.