Noel (2004)

It's Christmas Eve in New York City, and with a little help from each other, five people will discover new meaning on Christmas Day: Jules finds the courage to step beyond his past; Artie's own tragic history shows Mike where… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 2004
DVD Release Date: October 25, 2005
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rex Reed
New York Observer

One of those unpleasant fiascoes meant to lodge a lump in the throat at Christmas, but it only ends up making you want to bludgeon the elves with their own toy-shop hammers.

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Los Angeles Times

Palminteri draws some very good performances from his cast -- only to pile on a lot of shameless heart-tugging on top of a contrived script about five New Yorkers facing Christmas Eve alone.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

I had a very hard time displaying malice to this.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

The nut-ball factor is just too high for these characters.

Robert Dominguez
New York Daily News

The mawkishness meter is turned up full blast by the time Williams, wearing the hangdog expression he saves for maudlin dramas, shows up out of nowhere as a former priest to save an unhappy Sarandon from jumping into the East River.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Pleasantly watchable.

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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The kind of sappy, sadness-turns- to-gladness holiday movie that shows up on cable TV this time of year.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Except for die-hard students of extremely bad movies, Noel isn't worth seeing.

Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

A film about folks celebrating Christmas together is about as interesting and carries as much dramatic thrust as the 1989 Christmas reunion video immortalized on Uncle Fred's camcorder.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
A great Christmas Movie, One for adult as younger children just wouldn't understand. It shows the lives of 5 different people and how in this story they… More
Dann Michalski
Noel is a compelling holiday drama with a touching message about love, family, and forgiveness. The story follows several New Yorkers on Christmas Eve as they… More
Wahida K
I never thought I would ever watch a beautifull like Noel Movie DIRECTED BY CHAZZ PALMINTERI! A Movie focuses five lives with different problems on christmas… More
Dannielle Albert
There were many touching moments in this well-made Christmas movie with wonderful performances... sure to put you in the Christmas spirit.
Red Lats
OK, I'm a sucker for this sort of intertwined film where you need watch the whole movie to figure out which boyfriend happens to be the son of the strange… More
Erin Collins
This was ok. Nothing new or memorable. It was cute.