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Metascore

Based on 33 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
70
Variety
Ultimately something of a softball satire, its climactic evocation of the "true meaning" of the holidays is surprisingly touching.
50
ReelViews
Not an abomination, although it is uninspired and insipid. As such, it's perfect television fare.
50
A flat parable about the virtues of homespun conformity and the perils of defying family tradition.
42
Above all, Kranks lacks that basic kernel of credibility that even a goofy farce needs to work.
40
The Hollywood Reporter
A Christmas comedy where laughs and even Christmas joy are in short supply.
40
The New York Times
Slick and treacherous.
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."
30
The A.V. Club
Hard not to pelt the screen with rotten fruit when confronted with a film like Christmas With The Kranks.
25
Premiere
Kranks is the type of grim holiday movie that reminds you of all that is noxious and insincere about the Christmas season and then chases it down with a sickly-sweet reversal
10
Dallas Observer
As the year stumbles toward its conclusion and critics begin penning their best-and-worst compendiums, here's a holiday contender fit for the all-time Naughty List.

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