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Based on 15 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 38
    Robert Dominguez New York Daily News

    A plodding, contrived Christmas tale that wastes the talents of his well-known cast. show more

  • 30
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    David Hubbard's script is so steeped in sludgy sentimentality that the film's early hints of quirkiness quickly give way to heavy-handed faith healing. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    There's a point at which the plot crosses an invisible line, becoming so preposterous that it's no longer moving and is just plain weird. show more

  • 25
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    So dark and dirge-like are its first 85 minutes that a few uplifting minutes at the end can't dissipate the somber cloud Noel summons. show more

  • 25
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Santa Claus's bag couldn't hold as many clichés as the screenplay dishes out. show more

  • 25
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Shameless in its desperate grab at the heartstrings. show more

  • NA
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Excruciatingly maudlin. show more

  • 30
    Angel Cohn TV Guide

    The individual stories are so truncated that they can't do much in the way of giving their characters real emotional depth. show more

  • 70
    J.R. Jones Chicago Reader

    This ensemble drama by screenwriter David Hubbard isn't perfect, but its harsh honesty and sincere faith in humanity make it genuinely uplifting. show more

  • 40
    L.A. Weekly

    Sentimental, borderline-bizarre Christmas movie that boasts just enough good acting to make up for the treacle. show more

  • January 02, 2009 Sunshine
    Report This User

    I loved it! We need more movies that touch our souls. Noel is an uplifting movie of hope and faith.

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