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Based on 16 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Every time it threatens to devolve into sentimentality or cynicism, someone is there to take the reins. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Throughout, Hollyman rings true . She’s heartfelt, freaked-out and never too way out. show more

  • 60
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Despite its flaws and unevenness, White Reindeer at least deserves points for not providing another sugarplum-infused view of Christmas. show more

  • 84
    Calum Marsh

    White Reindeer concedes that much about Christmas is funny — its notions quaint, its fixtures cliched. But it proposes that beneath this sometimes lurid veneer lay something to cherish all the same. show more

  • 75
    Slant Magazine

    What's dark and weird about Zach Clark's film is also what's tangible, authentic, and wise about it. show more

  • 63
    Peter Keough Boston Globe

    Writer-director Zach Clark doesn’t rise much above that level of subtlety in his lampoon of the phony goodwill and soulless commercialism of the Yuletide season. Luckily, he has a cast that elevates the puerility into genuine pathos and absurdity. show more

  • 70
    Nathan Rabin The Dissolve

    The film executes its bad-taste gags with such delicacy and unexpected emotional truth that they don’t even seem like jokes. This is attributable largely to Hollyman’s fearless, convincing lead performance, which grounds the movie in a believable reality, no matter how crazy things become. show more

  • 20
    Time Out New York

    Everything is tainted by a sneering sense of superiority. It’s like washing down Christmas dinner with rancid eggnog. show more

  • 91
    Eric Kohn indieWIRE

    White Reindeer eagerly pokes the mythology surrounding the holiday season narrative to find something hauntingly beautiful lurking beneath it. show more

  • 58
    Katie Walsh The Playlist

    An unprecedented take on the holiday film, but not an entirely successful one. show more

  • February 01, 2014 vk00000000179563
    Report This User

    Terrible. Showed how stupid people can be.

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