88

Chicago Tribune

It's what we need at the holidays, and it's the modest goal of a modest little picture like this--to capture something heartfelt and real.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The performers breathe real life into the characters, starting with Elizabeth Pena and Alfred Molina.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
This unassuming and unexpectedly moving picture set in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood is a sugarplum-and-sofrito affair centering on the Rodriguez household.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Like a Christmas present you didn't know you wanted but are delighted to receive.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The troubles are broad, the plot twists giant, and the performances cheery in this carol to ethnic pride in Chicago's traditionally Latino Humboldt Park.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The situations tend toward contrivance, but the atmosphere is easygoing and the actors seem relaxed even when everyone at the family table is yelling.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Both despite its familiarity and because of it, Nothing Like the Holidays brings it home for Christmas.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This year's warm and fuzzy Christmas movie. It's a generally winning diversion, thanks mostly to its likeable ensemble cast.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Like fruitcake, movies like this are ubiquitous at this time of the year but rarely are they devoured with great relish or enthusiasm.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's a formula, all right, but a strong cast goes a long way toward carrying it off. We get one, for the most part, in Alfredo De Villa's cheerfully familiar dramedy.
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50 out of 100
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