`Deck' a flimsy attempt at a holiday farce

Review F

November 22, 2006|By Michael Sragow | Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic

During the pre-Thanksgiving episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert pulled off one of his inspired satiric riffs on Bill O'Reilly's protect-Christmas crusade and condemned Deck the Halls as a spectacle of destruction without bothering to see it.

Colbert was being wiser than he knew.

Deck the Halls (Fox) Starring Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick. Directed by John Whitesell. Rated PG. Time 95 minutes.

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