50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
I'd like to believe I could watch ­Cedric the Entertainer all day long. The tedious comedy Johnson Family Vacation puts a strain on that theory.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Mild in both humor and impact, this well-cast comedy should provide welcome diversion during the holidays for audiences looking for a somewhat lighter experience than the crucifixion of Christ or the massacre at the Alamo.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie itself is genial and unfocused and tired.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Too bad first-time director Christopher Erskin, who cut his teeth on music videos and commercials, took so many predictable turns on this Vacation.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Strands Cedric the Entertainer behind the wheel and forces him to motor a collection of laugh-and-learn wacky situations by sheer force of his outsize charm.
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
If laughs are the currency of any comedy, then this one pays minimum wage and, worse, makes you work damn hard even for that pittance.
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38

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Lame.
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Boring, mediocre movie.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Apart from Williams' presence, director Christopher Erskin's feature debut isn't worth the price of submission. It's not a road trip; it's a road trap.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

Nearly a scene-for-scene rip-off of "National Lampoon's Summer Vacation" -- where the only substantive change from the original is a reversed travel route.
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29 out of 100
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