63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
It is a better option than the third "Santa Clause."
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
Isn't exactly what you'd call fresh. But although it borrows ingredients from many familiar Christmas flicks, it's got a sly twinkle of its own.
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Filled with forced yuletide cheer and mixed messages about the true meaning of Christmas, this loud and obnoxious holiday comedy boasts a fine cast and little else.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
In this year's lump of coal, Matthew Broderick is the control freak who lives for toasty yuletide cheer, and Danny DeVito is the vulgar pest who wants his holiday lights seen from space. The dueling-neighbor crankfest is blah.
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38

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Broderick is uptight; DeVito is obnoxious; and, somewhere, Nathan Lane is thanking his lucky stars he didn't get roped into this dreck.
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38

Chicago Tribune

Nobody expects every holiday film to ascend to classic status; in fact, we're happy to let most fade from memory as soon as the decorations are taken off the trees. We can, however, demand they live up to a certain level of fun, thereby allowing parents to watch along with their kids without plotting the most direct route to the exit.
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25

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
Can be described as whatever is the opposite of a Christmas classic.
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25

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The saddest part is that "Deck" wastes four comic talents ranging from the near-genius (Matthew Broderick, Danny DeVito) to the inspired (Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth ) to the charming (Kristin Davis of "Sex and the City").
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20

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The sheer nastiness of the jealous one-upmanship and angry sabotage puts a damper on the yuletide comedy. You're much better off watching a DVD of "Bad Santa."
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0

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Belongs in the holiday hall of shame.
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28 out of 100
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