Los Angeles Times
A flat parable about the virtues of homespun conformity and the perils of defying family tradition. Full Review
San Francisco Chronicle
Filled with overly processed situations it tries to sell with manic energy, "Kranks" is canned, hammy and rolling as fast as it can. Full Review
For a comedian (Allen) who often seems to be calling it in, he's more lackluster than usual. Curtis is a bigger disappointment, especially after "Freaky Friday," in which she was funny, smart and cheeky. Full Review
Not an abomination, although it is uninspired and insipid. As such, it's perfect television fare. Full Review
Wall Street Journal
Bad can't begin to describe Christmas With the Kranks. It's sub-humbug.