It's Christmas Eve and Gus, a cat burglar making the final heist of his career, trips the alarm system in a suburban home, forcing him... Read More
It's Christmas Eve and Gus, a cat burglar making the final heist of his career, trips the alarm system in a suburban home, forcing him to take the occupants hostage. Little does he know his Christmas is the one that's going to be ruined as he finds himself caught between a relentlessly bickering husband and wife and their fully dysfunctional family. As Gus soon discovers, there is no cure for rancor. Minimize
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|Description: Denis Leary plays an unfortunate cat burglar, who is abandonded by his partner in the middle of a heist and is forced to take an irritating Connecticu... More at Amazon Marketplace|
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|Actors||Glynis Johns, Judy Davis, Kevin Spacey, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.|
|Available Formats||DVD, VHS|
|Subgenre||Mishaps • Family Interaction • Kidnapping • Black Comedy • Christmas • Holidays|
|MPAA Rating||R (MPAA)|
|Running Time||1hr 37min|
|Professional Reviews||(03/09/1994, p.C15, Caryn James): "...Gleeful irreverence, dark wit and cynicism....[Leary] is unexpectedly terrific....A grown-up film...", (03/09/1994, p.F1, Kenneth Turan): "...Enthusiastically mean-spirited....It has as much fun being malicious as Snow White did being squeaky clean...", (03/11/1994, p.37, Roger Ebert): "...[Leary] creates an entertaining character. And Davis and Spacey, both naturally verbal, develop a manic counterpoint in their arguments that elevates them to a sort of art form...", (08/05/1994, p.58, Glenn Kenny): "...The sharpest dialogue heard in a Hollywood flick since the heyday of Hecht and MacArthur....The performances are uniformly excellent..." -- Rating: A-, (09/01/1994, p.114, Bruce Bibby): "...Hallelujah!..." - Recommended|
Product Review Summary
18 Reviews from Epinions.com
By: dragonfire88 in Movies at Epinions.com
Dec 25, 2008
The Ref - A Christmas Eve Burglary Went Wrong for Dennis Leary
Pros: Funny, entertaining movie with good cast.
Cons: Could be too dark or twisted for some viewers. No extras on the DVD.
By: mfunk75 in Movies at Epinions.com
Dec 26, 2002
"Sex And Drugs And Women Being Set On Fire!": The Ref (Spawn of Scrooge W/O)
Pros: Spacey, Davis, Leary; the drunken Santa, St. Lucia, and their brethren
Cons: Nobody gets impaled on a Christmas tree
Apr 4, 2000
Fox Presents: When Good Kidnappings Go Bad
Pros: Leary, Davis, Spacey, Oz Nazi
Cons: n/a Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 13, 2000
The Ref Should Be Manditory Christmas Viewing
Pros: Great story, classic Leary performance.
Cons: Not a one :] ! Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 27, 2000
Think You Have Family Problems???
Pros: Good laughs, interesting look into family values
Cons: some of the language Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 20, 2000
Sep 15, 1999
Denis Leary's best role!
Pros: hilarious, great cast
Cons: not for family viewing Read More at Epinions.com
Aug 2, 2000
Pros: Hilarious, warm, great film
Cons: Coarse language Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 21, 2000
Merry $#@%! Christmas!
Pros: expert comic timing
Cons: nothing that takes away from its charm Read More at Epinions.com