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      Christmas With the Kranks

      PG Released Nov 24, 2004 1h 38m Holiday Comedy List
      5% Tomatometer 132 Reviews 39% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings Finally alone for the holidays, Luther (Tim Allen) and Nora Krank (Jamie Lee Curtis) plan to eschew the Christmas traditions and take a cruise in the Caribbean instead. This doesn't sit well with their Christmas-obsessed neighbors Vic Frohmeyer (Dan Aykroyd) and Walt Scheel (M. Emmet Walsh), who are determined to win the annual "best decorated street" competition, and the Kranks soon find themselves social outcasts because of their lack of Christmas spirit. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      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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      Nell Minow Common Sense Media Unoriginal, unfunny slapstick holiday fare. Rated: 1/5 Dec 22, 2010 Full Review J. R. Jones Chicago Reader In any normal year this dire comedy would be the undisputed lump of coal in our psychic stocking, but coming on the heels of Surviving Christmas, it's a close second. Jan 6, 2007 Full Review Anna Smith Empire Magazine [A] comedy so broad it barely dents its targets and a patronising moral conclusion that goes against everything its protagonists originally stood for. Rated: 1/5 Apr 1, 2006 Full Review Daniel Barnes Dare Daniel This exhausting parade of white people's Christmas problems offers only banality, blandness, and the most desperately unfunny sitcom hijinks imaginable. Rated: 1/5 Dec 4, 2020 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com Allen was a bit low energy for my liking but actually came off better in his more sincere scenes towards the end of the film. Rated: 2.0/4.0 Sep 5, 2020 Full Review Debbie Lynn Elias Behind The Lens We loved him as Santa. We loved her as the hooker with a heart. We love Christmas. ... After seeing Christmas with the Kranks, all I can say is it put me in one kranky mood for the holidays over such a waste of talent! Nov 7, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Nate H It's not great, but it's better than most, and certainly better than the 5% the critics have given it. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 05/23/24 Full Review Luke L this movie is a classic. one of my favorite christmas movies. I don't understand how people can hate it so much. I do however, understand why people think it goes in circles. I couldn't imagine skipping christmas. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/18/24 Full Review Audience Member Light hearted comedy bringing together two amazing talents in Jamie Lee Curtis and Tim Allen. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/16/24 Full Review Euan P A fresh holiday film that should be more appreciated. A funny movie that is very good in it's own ways. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/07/24 Full Review Verónica P My favorite Christmas movie and an absolute must watch every year around the holidays. It's so cozy, funny and with a great cast! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/01/24 Full Review Jeanette H I honestly will always feel like Tim Allen is my TV dad, I've watched so many reruns of Tool Time. This was a great witty change of pace from the regular Christmas movies. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/07/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Finally alone for the holidays, Luther (Tim Allen) and Nora Krank (Jamie Lee Curtis) plan to eschew the Christmas traditions and take a cruise in the Caribbean instead. This doesn't sit well with their Christmas-obsessed neighbors Vic Frohmeyer (Dan Aykroyd) and Walt Scheel (M. Emmet Walsh), who are determined to win the annual "best decorated street" competition, and the Kranks soon find themselves social outcasts because of their lack of Christmas spirit.
      Director
      Joe Roth
      Producer
      Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe
      Screenwriter
      Chris Columbus
      Distributor
      Sony Pictures Entertainment
      Production Co
      1492 Pictures, Revolution Studios
      Rating
      PG (Suggestive Content|Brief Language)
      Genre
      Holiday, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 24, 2004, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 16, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $73.7M
      Runtime
      1h 38m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SRD, DTS, SDDS
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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