63

Chicago Tribune

As light, fluffy, cockle-warming holiday entertainment, this thing is pretty sweet.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
There are a few amusing moments, helped by subdued performances from Affleck and Gandolfini, but this is no "Bad Santa" despite its obvious ambition to play similar holiday tricks.
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38

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Can't decide whether it wants to be a black comedy, dumb farce, or sentimental sit-com.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Some screwball moments elicit a chuckle or two, but the script is weak and the characterizations clichéd.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Everything about it is manufactured -- the emotions are false, the sentiments are phony, and the story is a construction of mirthless silliness. It's a product, not a creative expression.
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25

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Ben Affleck's goose is cooked with Surviving Christmas, a movie that makes "Gigli" look like one of the crowning moments in his career.
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12

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's the sort of stupid swill that gets spewed out by a studio committee, slapped together without a brain, a heart, or a good idea about where to put a camera or when to cut a scene.
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10

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A lame comic premise, a tiresome-bordering-on-obnoxious protagonist and a script devoid of humor is a lot to overcome for any movie, and Surviving Christmas is not the one to do it.
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0

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
So bad you're nostalgic for "Gigli." So painful you need an epidural. So mindless you'll lose yours wondering, "What were they thinking?"
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0

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There are no survivors here.
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19 out of 100
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