Holiday Movie Scorecard 2016

A woolly and unpredictable year approaches the finish line as studios trot out prestige work they’ve all had waiting in the wings: life-affirming (or shattering) dramas, awards hopefuls, holiday comedies, and maybe even a blockbuster or two to warm the soul like so much CGI eggnog. During this time, each movie released reaching a 600+ theater count and/or 80+ reviews gets ranked in our Holiday Movie Scorecard, so check back every Monday to see where your favorites place!


Shut In (2016)

Adjusted Score: 8.644%
Critics Consensus: Fatally undermined by a clichéd, confused plot and a total absence of thrills, Shut In wastes its talented cast -- and viewers' time.
Synopsis: SHUT IN is a heart-pounding thriller starring Naomi Watts as a widowed child psychologist who lives an isolated existence in... [More]
Directed By: Farren Blackburn

Adjusted Score: 20.827%
Critics Consensus: Well-meaning but fundamentally flawed, Collateral Beauty aims for uplift but collapses in unintentional hilarity.
Synopsis: When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try... [More]
Directed By: David Frankel


Incarnate (2016)

Adjusted Score: 18.18%
Critics Consensus: Incarnate can't be accused of lack of ideas -- if only any of them made sense or coalesced in any meaningful or scary way.
Synopsis: After a single mother (Carice van Houten) witnesses terrifying symptoms of demonic possession in her 11-year-old son (David Mazouz), a... [More]
Directed By: Brad Peyton


Assassin's Creed (2016)

Adjusted Score: 23.796%
Critics Consensus: Assassin's Creed is arguably better made (and certainly better cast) than most video game adaptations; unfortunately, the CGI-fueled end result still is still a joylessly overplotted slog.
Synopsis: Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar,... [More]
Directed By: Justin Kurzel


Believe (2016)

Adjusted Score: 8.344%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In a small town going through tough economic times, business owner Matthew Peyton (Ryan O'Quinn) struggles between his desire for... [More]
Directed By: Billy Dickson


Bad Santa 2 (2016)

Adjusted Score: 27.183%
Critics Consensus: Loaded up with the same scatological and misanthropic humor as its predecessor but precious little of its heart or genuine wit, Bad Santa 2 presents a foulmouthed shadow of Christmas past.
Synopsis: BAD SANTA 2 returns Academy Award (R)-winner BILLY BOB THORNTON to the screen as America's favorite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled... [More]
Directed By: Mark Waters (VIII)


Passengers (2016)

Adjusted Score: 38.988%
Critics Consensus: Passengers proves Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence work well together -- and that even their chemistry isn't enough to overcome a fatally flawed story.
Synopsis: Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in an exciting action-thriller about two passengers who are on a 120-year journey to... [More]
Directed By: Morten Tyldum


Why Him? (2016)

Adjusted Score: 43.773%
Critics Consensus: Solidly cast but overall misconceived, Why Him? offers the odd chuckle, but ultimately adds disappointingly little to its tired father-vs.-fiancé formula.
Synopsis: Over the holidays, Ned (Bryan Cranston), an overprotective but loving dad and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where... [More]
Directed By: John Hamburg

Adjusted Score: 46.996%
Critics Consensus: Its cast of gifted comics is good for a handful of laughs, but Office Christmas Party's overstuffed plot ultimately proves roughly as disappointing as its clichéd gags and forced sentimentality.
Synopsis: In OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY, when the CEO (Jennifer Aniston) tries to close her hard-partying brother's branch, he (T.J. Miller) and... [More]
Directed By: Will Speck, Josh Gordon

Adjusted Score: 51.195%
Critics Consensus: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk has noble goals, but lacks a strong enough screenplay to achieve them -- and its visual innovations are often merely distracting.
Synopsis: The film is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn, who, along with his fellow soldiers... [More]
Directed By: Ang Lee

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