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Based on 33 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
50
ReelViews
Not an abomination, although it is uninspired and insipid. As such, it's perfect television fare.
40
The Hollywood Reporter
A Christmas comedy where laughs and even Christmas joy are in short supply.
38
Chicago Tribune
Phony, disingenuous family entertainment, suffocated by its green bean casserole approach to Middle America, spineless cardboard characters and paper-thin plot "twists."
38
Miami Herald
They pull it off, but even if you believe in Santa, you'll never believe that this is any sort of holiday classic.
38
Christmas with the Kranks is so calculated that it's pathetic, a warm-hearted holiday greeting card with not one scintilla of honest emotion inside.
33
Entertainment Weekly
In its hostile sitcom way, Christmas With the Kranks is a paranoid comic nightmare of conformity gone mad.
25
Filled with overly processed situations it tries to sell with manic energy, "Kranks" is canned, hammy and rolling as fast as it can.
25
For a comedian (Allen) who often seems to be calling it in, he's more lackluster than usual. Curtis is a bigger disappointment, especially after "Freaky Friday," in which she was funny, smart and cheeky.
25
Philadelphia Inquirer
A lethargic, lurching holiday-themed comedy.
20
Wall Street Journal
Bad can't begin to describe Christmas With the Kranks. It's sub-humbug.
0
New York Daily News
When is a holiday stocking more like a smelly gym sock? When it's the malodorous Christmas With the Kranks, a so-called comedy stuffed with bigotry, intolerance and bullying.

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