Deck the Halls (2006) It's a holiday ritual: Each year, American moviegoers get the misanthropically stupid, plastic-satire-of-a-plastic-society Christmas comedy they deserve. In this year's lump of coal, Matthew Broderick… 2006-11-22 PG PT95M Comedy Matthew Broderick Danny DeVito Kristin Chenoweth Kristin Davis 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Movie Review

Deck the Halls (2006)

MPAA Rating: PG
Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick, ... | XMAS JEER Broderick and DeVito star Halls , this year's entry in the now-annual Hollywood winter ritual of releasing a dispiriting holiday comedy
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XMAS JEER Broderick and DeVito star Halls, this year's entry in the now-annual Hollywood winter ritual of releasing a dispiriting holiday comedy
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Nov 22, 2006; Rated: PG; Length: 95 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Matthew Broderick and Danny DeVito; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

It's a holiday ritual: Each year, American moviegoers get the misanthropically stupid, plastic-satire-of-a-plastic-society Christmas comedy they deserve. In this year's lump of coal, Matthew Broderick is the control freak who lives for toasty yuletide cheer, and Danny DeVito is the vulgar pest who wants his holiday lights seen from space. The dueling-neighbor crankfest is blah, but when DeVito unveils his zillion-watt light show, Deck the Halls touches a timely question: Can Christmas survive the age of technology? Not in this film it can't.

Originally posted Nov 21, 2006 Published in issue #909 Dec 01, 2006 Order article reprints