Nothing Like the Holidays
Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)

Freddy Rodriguez, John Leguizamo, Debra Messing, Alfred Molina, and Elizabeth Peña star in Washington Heights director Alfredo de Villa's earnest family drama about the importance of familial relationships in times of personal crisis.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: November 8, 2008
DVD Release Date: October 27, 2009
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The performances are the strength of Nothing Like the Holidays, a rather ordinary holiday comedy with a latin twist.

Ben Lyons
At the Movies

There are some standout performances from some young stars on the rise.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

While there may well be nothing like the holidays, there's a lot that is dully familiar about the movie of the same name.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

I swell with pride at this film as it's a respectable and thoroughly entertaining exploration of the bonds of a tightly knit large Puerto Rican family...

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

Harmless, predictable, contrived -- if those are the best things you can say about a movie I think you should definitely skip it.

Claudia Puig
USA Today

Though the turf is well-traveled, the characters' camaraderie and their palpable sense of ethnic pride trumps the predictability and makes for a tale that is pleasantly appealing.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A warm, unabashedly sentimental drama...

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

With help from a lively cast and a twist on the formula, it seems fresh and enticing -- like a Christmas present you didn't know you wanted but are delighted to receive.

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Mike Mayo
Washington Post

The ensemble cast boasts some of the finest actors in the business. They do their best to breathe life into the stereotypes, but they simply don't have enough to work with.

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Jeffrey Bloomer
Paste Magazine

Same people, different dishes on the dinner table.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Everett Johnson
nothing like a Latino Christmas movie in October:-) I've seen better, but I've seen a LOT worse("Surviving Christmas" anyone?)
Jeff Boam
Every holiday season brings a selection of flicks calculated to give moviegoers a saccharine sweet viewing experience. More often than not, however, these… More
Bruce Bruce
A refreshing Christmas movie, without the trash that has recently been found in the newer Christmas movies. Luis Guzman has an outstanding performance in this… More
Jesse Ortega
Decent enough movie. Problem is, the trailers for this movie were really misleading. It seemed like it was going to be much more about Debra Messing's… More
Ryan Marshall
*** out of **** If one can get past the countless remakes, modernized adaptations, and clichéd love stories that tend to identify with most Christmas fare in… More
Nicolas Korovessis
A family drama, which has it's share of laughs and tear-jerking moments. Acting is good all around, even if I was watching it off season, I enjoyed it.