• R, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Terry Zwigoff
    In Theaters:
    Nov 26, 2003 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 22, 2004
  • Miramax Films


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Bad Santa Reviews

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Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian

What started out as cheeky fun ripens into black humor, and then overripens into an oppressive gilding of the lilles that stink.

Full Review Source: Low IQ Canadian

May 16, 2004
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

By not challenging attitudinal beliefs, none of this is truly radical; it's just in questionable taste.

Full Review

May 1, 2004
Brian Mckay

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.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

February 21, 2004
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Zwigoff trims this unbelievably lewd comedy with so many f-words that you'll swear Thornton is playing Satan, not Santa.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

February 9, 2004
Glen Bucher

If all you are looking for is a funny diversion from the overload of holiday cheer, you will enjoy the movie.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 6/10

February 7, 2004
IGN Movies

A wildly uneven but occasionally funny blast of holiday ill-will.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 17, 2004
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

Best of all is Lauren Graham, who creates the emotional heart of a picture determined not to have one.

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 16, 2004
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

This film is a breath of fresh air at a time when movies try far too hard to keep everyone unruffled.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 4/5

January 16, 2004
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment

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

January 15, 2004
Carlo Cavagna

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-

January 12, 2004
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

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.

Full Review Source: Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) | Original Score: 4/5

January 9, 2004
Gabe Leibowitz

A word of advice: see Bad Santa, but see it once without checking your movie listings twice.

Full Review Source: eCinemaCenter.com | Original Score: 3/4

January 6, 2004
Kevin A. Ranson

You don't have to be a drunken department store Santa to see how blurry this storyline is, but it couldn't hurt.

Full Review Source: MovieCrypt.com | Original Score: 1.0/4

January 2, 2004
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

With Christmas mischief like this, who needs Halloween.

December 31, 2003
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Bad Santa is a foul-mouthed fairy tale for grown-ups.

Full Review Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette | Original Score: 4/5

December 30, 2003
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi
Broomfield Enterprise

Folks who don't mind Santa cussing up a storm might like "Bad Santa."

Full Review

December 28, 2003
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review

Bad Santa - horribly bad santa..

Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review | Original Score: 1/5

December 27, 2003
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 4/5

December 19, 2003
Paul Sherman
Boston Herald

The Christmas movie your parents warned you about -- because they wanted it all for themselves.

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 19, 2003
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News

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.

Full Review Source: KFOR Channel 4 News

December 15, 2003
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