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This Christmas Reviews

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August 22, 2018
Tries to be a Christmas film about real ishoos but it is quite boring and predictable and sentimental and the acting is not very good. It is therefore perfect for Christmas, and upholds all the traditions very, very well.
November 20, 2007
A warm and warmed-over collection of holiday-movie cliches packaged in a movie about a large extended black family.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 20, 2007
The cast has spirit, but the dialogue and situations are phonier than the Yule log on TV.
November 21, 2007
Another tragically banal step backwards in black filmmaking that looks to keep it from ever being taken seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
November 18, 2007
A holiday melodrama suffering from severe bloat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 28, 2007
Like mum's home-made comfort food, it's warming but not really that good for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 29, 2007
Goodwill be stuffed - this is about as appetising as a plateful of reheated sprouts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 30, 2007
A strong wire netting will keep out unwanted super-soaps such as the first, in which a black family in LA proves that being Afro-American is no inoculation against outbreaks of schmaltz and piety.
November 20, 2007
That's right, this is a Christmas film that actually constructs a happy ending out of the sight of a naked and oiled black man being whipped for comedic effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 29, 2007
This is good-natured, determinedly aspirational African-American entertainment, but did it have to be quite so heavy on the clichés?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
November 21, 2007
A holiday film with much goodwill but just as much predictability.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
November 21, 2007
I have to ask: What could possibly explain the presence of two first-rate actors like Lindo and Elba in a movie as bland as This Christmas?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 20, 2007
When a 'heartwarming' holiday movie is this hamfisted, the best response is to slap some pineapple slices on it, throw it in the oven, and serve it for Christmas dinner.
November 21, 2007
One of those overstaffed, overstuffed 'when do we eat?' holiday dramedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 21, 2007
There's so much wrong going on, things start to feel forced.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 21, 2007
Loretta Devine is a treasure as the no-nonsense mother, and Delroy Lindo is as delightful as ever as her longtime beau -- give these two old pros a whole movie about late-in-life romance and we'd all be happy.
November 21, 2007
At two full hours it can feel as exhausting as a holiday dinner with your own family.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 24, 2007
If the real-life Christmas experience tends too often to be marred by the rude contradiction between expectations and reality, movies like the ultra-bland holiday family movie This Christmas are at least partly to blame.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 21, 2007
This Christmas includes more family melodrama than all the holiday-homecoming flicks from the past decade combined.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 6, 2010
Despite an accomplished cast, it's about as surprising as last year's Christmas card.
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