The critics are raving about Surviving Christmas:
“Absolutely awesome in its relentless mediocrity.” — Desson Thomson, WASHINGTON POST
“Hans Blix is still searching for bombs, he should check out Surviving Christmas, a crass, shrill and laughless disaster of a holiday comedy with a desperately mugging Ben Affleck that should be banned under the Geneva Convention” — Lou Lumenick, NEW YORK POST
“This ghastly comedy emits the subliminal whine of a sucking chest wound.” — Jessica Winter, VILLAGE VOICE
“Destined to offer Ben Affleck bashers satchels full of new ammunition.” — Brian Lowry, VARIETY
“At less that 90 minutes it’s chronologically short, but psychologically eternal.” — Chris Hewitt, ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS
“It’s the sort of stupid swill that gets spewed out by a studio committee, slapped together without a brain, a heart, or a good idea about where to put a camera or when to cut a scene.” — Wesley Morris, BOSTON GLOBRE
“Ben Affleck’s goose is cooked with Surviving Christmas, a movie that makes Gigli look like one of the crowning moments in his career.” — Jami Bernard, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
“From conception to execution, an unalloyed, unqualified, unmitigated disaster.” — Carrie Rickey, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
“A lame comic premise, a tiresome-bordering-on-obnoxious protagonist and a script devoid of humor is a lot to overcome for any movie, and Surviving Christmas is not the one to do it.” — Kirk Honeycutt, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“There are no survivors here.” — Lisa Schwarzbaum, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
One a scale of 1-100, Rotten Tomatoes currently has it as a 7.
Thanks to Daniel Jacobs for calling this train wreck to my attention.