Christmas With the Kranks

Christmas With the Kranks
Christmas With the Kranks
  • PG
  • 1h 39m
  • 2004
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When their only daughter Blair leaves the family nest, Luther and Nora Krank (Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis) decide to book an island cruise to beat the yuletide blues and just skip the holidays. But their decision to boycott tradition has the whole neighborhood in an uproar, and when Blair calls on Christmas Eve to announce a surprise visit with her new fiancée, the Kranks have just twelve hours to perform a miracle and pull themselves and their neighbors together to throw the best celebration ever! With fast-paced energy and support from Dan Aykroyd, Cheech Marin, Jake Busey and M. Emmet Walsh, this hilarious adaptation of John Grisham's best-selling novel, "Skipping Christmas" has become "an instant family classic!" (Gorman Woodfin, CBN)
© 2004 Revolution Studios Distribution Company, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten5%
Critics Consensus: A mirthless movie as fresh as last year's fruit cake, Christmas with the Kranks is a coarse, garish comedy that promotes conformity.
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Entertainment Weekly
Rotten

June 21, 2017
Chicago Reader
J. R. Jones
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In any normal year this dire comedy would be the undisputed lump of coal in our psychic stocking,...

June 21, 2017
AV Club
Keith Phipps
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This isn't a wonderful life: It looks pretty hellish.

December 29, 2018
BBC.com
Neil Smith
Rotten

See Joe Roth's movie and you'll understand the true demeaning of Christmas.

June 21, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
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I'm making my list of the worst movies of the year and I'm checking it twice, and I hope to find r...

December 29, 2018
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Unoriginal, unfunny slapstick holiday fare.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the movie has some mild sexual references (Nora thinks Luther wants to have sex and starts taking off her sweater and gulps down some wine, saying, "But it isn't Saturday!"). Characters drink wine and beer on social occasions and some reach for alcohol to deal with stress. There is a lot of comic violence and mayhem, with many falls, bashes on the head, and electrocutions that are intended to be funny. A character receives bad news about the recurrence of cancer.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Comedy
  • Release Date:November 24, 2004
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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