Holiday Movie Scorecard 2017

It’s that time of year for the movies: life-affirming (or shattering) dramas, awards hopefuls, holiday comedies, and maybe even a blockbuster or two — assuming they avoided behind-the-camera scandal to actually get released to the public. The movies that break the waves and breach the shores of popular culture get ranked on our Holiday Movie Scorecard (each one needs to hit 600+ theater count and/or 80+ reviews), so check back every Monday to see the latest!

#8

Daddy's Home 2 (2017)
16%

#8
Adjusted Score: 17.895%
Critics Consensus: A formulaic comedy that's unlikely to spread much yuletide merriment, Daddy's Home 2 can only muster a few stray yuks from its talented cast.
Synopsis: Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell) have joined forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas. Their newfound... [More]
Directed By: Sean Anders

#7
#7
Adjusted Score: 31.688%
Critics Consensus: Featuring twice the moms but roughly half the laughs, A Bad Moms Christmas is a slapdash holiday sequel that falls short of the original with a disappointing dearth of good cheer.
Synopsis: A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS follows our three under-appreciated and over-burdened women as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of... [More]
Directed By: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

#6

LBJ (2017)
54%

#6
Adjusted Score: 56.441%
Critics Consensus: LBJ loses sight of its complicated subject, ignoring the more intriguing aspects of his personality and career in favor of a frustratingly ordinary biopic treatment.
Synopsis: After powerful Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson (Woody Harrelson) loses the 1960Democratic presidential nomination to Senator John F. Kennedy (Jeffrey... [More]
Directed By: Rob Reiner

#5
Adjusted Score: 66.534%
Critics Consensus: Stylish production and an all-star ensemble keep this Murder on the Orient Express from running off the rails, even if it never quite builds up to its classic predecessor's illustrious head of steam.
Synopsis: What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and... [More]
Directed By: Kenneth Branagh

#4

Last Flag Flying (2017)
75%

#4
Adjusted Score: 78.787%
Critics Consensus: Last Flag Flying balances raw drama against refreshing moments of humor in an impeccably cast film that wrestles with questions of patriotism, family, and grief.
Synopsis: In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic Richard "Doc" Shepherd (Steve... [More]
Directed By: Richard Linklater

#3

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
92%

#3
Adjusted Score: 105.861%
Critics Consensus: Exciting, funny, and above all fun, Thor: Ragnarok is a colorful cosmic adventure that sets a new standard for its franchise -- and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Synopsis: In Marvel Studios' "Thor: Ragnarok," Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and... [More]
Directed By: Taika Waititi

#2
Adjusted Score: 99.439%
Critics Consensus: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri deftly balances black comedy against searing drama -- and draws unforgettable performances from its veteran cast along the way.
Synopsis: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months... [More]
Directed By: Martin McDonagh

#1

Lady Bird (2017)
100%

#1
Adjusted Score: 105.882%
Critics Consensus: Lady Bird delivers fresh insights about the turmoil of adolescence -- and reveals writer-director Greta Gerwig as a fully formed filmmaking talent.
Synopsis: In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both... [More]
Directed By: Greta Gerwig

Tag Cloud

FXX WGN Certified Fresh Food Network Fantasy Polls and Games Freeform Reality ABC Nominations Music Nat Geo TCA The Arrangement CBS Mystery Crackle President Grammys Character Guide LGBTQ ITV crime Animation talk show Pirates supernatural Marathons Musical Martial Arts Ghostbusters based on movie Star Trek comiccon biography Warner Bros. TruTV dramedy DC Universe MSNBC The CW police drama TLC Action Awards NBC CBS All Access OWN History Syfy VICE Lionsgate political drama Musicals what to watch Superheroes Mary Tyler Moore GIFs Extras science fiction Nickelodeon Tumblr Spring TV NYCC Photos TCA 2017 Sneak Peek TBS ABC Family Disney BBC ESPN Summer Kids & Family Trivia USA sports Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Lifetime FOX Teen Fall TV 2017 dc 24 frames cops DirecTV Red Carpet Emmys vampires Horror Video Games 45 TIFF A&E Drama Amazon thriller Holidays technology E! GLAAD TCM justice league Starz Opinion cats First Look PaleyFest APB Super Bowl Year in Review SundanceTV VH1 AMC Best and Worst zombie crime thriller Comic Book RT History Trailer dceu DC Comics Cosplay GoT Rom-Com discovery Thanksgiving Infographic Countdown American Society of Cinematographers Watching Series Disney Channel serial killer Paramount Interview Universal FX CNN cinemax adventure 21st Century Fox Comedy historical drama binge psycho Esquire Winners Adult Swim Marvel docudrama 007 Election BBC America PBS singing competition Rocky Ellie Kemper Valentine's Day Biopics CMT Star Wars MTV X-Men YA travel Box Office Sundance Schedule boxoffice Hulu Writers Guild of America 2016 2015 Mindy Kaling Tomatazos Podcast Logo TV cooking Cartoon Network E3 medical drama Country Premiere Dates HBO social media Netflix Bravo period drama TNT romance composers Rock IFC BET crime drama politics harry potter Toys Pop sitcom Dark Horse Comics Comedy Central Set visit Sci-Fi Reality Competition Showtime Calendar Winter TV Oscars El Rey war transformers Fox News Masterpiece SDCC diversity aliens TV Land