Parents' Guide to

Christmas Catch

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Detective has crush on suspect in predictable holiday tale.

Movie NR 2018 90 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

Good story line

I found it a great story line but bad acting. The end plot twist saved the movie! I think if it got number 5 on Netflix in one country because of the story line. I believe if they could get well known actors and a good production company and make this movie! It would be amazing, like really really great! My thoughts hoped this helped!

Is It Any Good?

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In terms of providing entertainment, watching Christmas Catch might be just a notch above doing nothing at all. In the effort to avoid offense, this movie has been wiped clean of wit, creativity, and spark. It's hard to see how grownups would be absorbed by dialogue that sounds like it was written by a 9-year-old trying to sound adult. And it's equally difficult to imagine, without a kid anywhere in the cast, how this would appeal to kids of any age. The lack of even a whiff of real life also deprives the movie of the kind of conflict and tension that hold most movies together. Mack is said to notoriously lack "dating skills," but what are dating skills? Can she sit at a restaurant table? Can she sip water without dribbling it down her chin? When instructed to flirt in the line of duty, she sticks her tongue out. What dating manual advises that technique? It's true that Home Alone has more violence and language than this, but it also has the wit, creativity, and originality absent here.

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