The Fitzgerald Family Christmas Synopsis
At holiday time, a long-estranged patriarch returns home to the family he abandoned.
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Mr. Burns shuffles this dense material with the dexterity of a card shark. The pace, although swift, is never rushed. The writing and...
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
These Fitzgeralds are loud, selfish and often maddening, but they're a loving group, and you wouldn't mind spending more time with them.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
As an actor, Burns has worked the Hollywood game from "Saving Private Ryan" to "Alex Cross." But his core passion is for making indie...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
This tale of a dysfunctional family whose members experience enough personal crises to fuel a dozen films is a virtual compendium of...
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70

NPR

The Fitzgerald Family Christmas is extremely perceptive about certain angles on life in a big family.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Burns has assembled such a fine cast that we leave feeling satisfied, as if we didn't get the iPad mini we wanted, but a pretty good novel...
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50

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
In this overly familiar and ultimately meandering exercise in tedium, Mr. Burns also plays the lead.
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50

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
Too much of the film is taken up by creaky plot devices and one sibling vowing to track down and talk to another one to resolve a problem.
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40

Time Out New York

There are a few nicely turned moments... but they're scattered plums in a starchy, flavorless pudding.
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38

Slant Magazine

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Edward Burns certainly doles out his fair share of family turmoil, but he admirably doesn't make lunatics out of his characters.
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Well written Good Acting

By weatherman10
Finally a Christmas movie not dumbed down for the masses!!Watched it with the whole family.Was some language.. And one simulated sex scene. Other than that- it kept my kids attention too. Very...

Fititzgerald Family Real

By dilema
Loved this movie, Lots of laughs and some tears. Growing up with Irish families Mr Burns story is very real about the Irish culture. There are many actors in this movie some known ,some not but they...

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Rated NR