By James Berardinelli
Not an abomination, although it is uninspired and insipid. As such, it's perfect television fare.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A Christmas comedy where laughs and even Christmas joy are in short supply.
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Chicago Tribune

By Allison Benedikt
Phony, disingenuous family entertainment, suffocated by its green bean casserole approach to Middle America, spineless cardboard characters and paper-thin plot "twists."
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
In its hostile sitcom way, Christmas With the Kranks is a paranoid comic nightmare of conformity gone mad.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A lethargic, lurching holiday-themed comedy.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
Filled with overly processed situations it tries to sell with manic energy, "Kranks" is canned, hammy and rolling as fast as it can.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
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.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Bad can't begin to describe Christmas With the Kranks. It's sub-humbug.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Kranks is a feel-good movie in which every character is hateful (except, sigh, the cancer lady), and a Christmas movie too chickenhearted to mention Jesus.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
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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22 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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