What started out as cheeky fun ripens into black humor, and then overripens into an oppressive gilding of the lilles that stink.
By not challenging attitudinal beliefs, none of this is truly radical; it's just in questionable taste.
No attempts at shoving Christmas spirit down your throat, or relaying little morality plays couched in the guise of comedy. It's just a down and dirty, raunchy yuckfest.
| Original Score: 4/5
Zwigoff trims this unbelievably lewd comedy with so many f-words that you'll swear Thornton is playing Satan, not Santa.
If all you are looking for is a funny diversion from the overload of holiday cheer, you will enjoy the movie.
| Original Score: 6/10
A wildly uneven but occasionally funny blast of holiday ill-will.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Best of all is Lauren Graham, who creates the emotional heart of a picture determined not to have one.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
This film is a breath of fresh air at a time when movies try far too hard to keep everyone unruffled.
Tony Cox as a hilarious, pint-sized guttermouth is the main attraction of this movie, which is somewhat more depressing than the trailers would have you believe.
| Original Score: 6.5/10
When will people tire of these one-note comedies? If you've seen the poster, there's really no need to actually sit through the movie.
| Original Score: C-
This extravagantly foul, outlandishly profane, howlingly funny comedy about a thieving, hard-drinking, child-loathing department store Santa is a shock to the yuletide system.
A word of advice: see Bad Santa, but see it once without checking your movie listings twice.
| Original Score: 3/4
You don't have to be a drunken department store Santa to see how blurry this storyline is, but it couldn't hurt.
| Original Score: 1.0/4
With Christmas mischief like this, who needs Halloween.
Bad Santa is a foul-mouthed fairy tale for grown-ups.
Folks who don't mind Santa cussing up a storm might like "Bad Santa."
Bad Santa - horribly bad santa..
| Original Score: 1/5
Uma lição de crescimento e otimismo que todas as crianças deveriam receber. Isto é, caso pudessem assistir a Bad Santa - algo que elas definitivamente não devem fazer.
The Christmas movie your parents warned you about -- because they wanted it all for themselves.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
One of the most wonderful pieces of anarchy to come out of Hollywood in years; it has the jittery feel of a movie that's ahead of it's time.