• 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

Full Review Source: MovieWeb | Original Score: 4/5

April 26, 2011
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Gregory L. Amato
MovieFreak.com

Dark (really dark, at times) humor and some of the most colorful profanity yet put to film make Bad Santa a Christmas movie for people who can't stand Christmas movies.

Full Review Source: MovieFreak.com | Original Score: 8/10

March 9, 2008

DVD Beaver
November 29, 2007
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

It's not nearly as smart or funny as it could have been, and for me, that's the biggest lump of coal.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 6/10

November 18, 2007

Exclaim!
August 3, 2007
Prairie Miller
NY Rock

With Christmas mischief like this, who needs Halloween.

August 1, 2007

Audio Video Revolution
April 24, 2007
Jon Danziger
digitallyOBSESSED.com
October 25, 2006
October 21, 2006
Michael Sheridan
Tail Slate

Full Review Source: Tail Slate | Original Score: 3/4

October 14, 2006
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

With an open mind and a high tolerance for obscenity, Bad Santa can be a laugh-out-loud frolic. (Director's Cut)

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

October 8, 2006
Peter Martin
DVDActive.com

Full Review Source: DVDActive.com | Original Score: 6/10

July 1, 2006

iofilm.co.uk

December 24, 2005

Time Out
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December 17, 2005

BBC.com
December 6, 2005

Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

November 3, 2005

Dvdrama
May 30, 2005
Justin Case
MovieWeb

Full Review Source: MovieWeb | Original Score: 4/5

May 16, 2005
Nick Watts
DVD.net.au
April 17, 2005

CinemaZone.dk

Full Review Source: CinemaZone.dk | Original Score: 2/6

February 13, 2005
Dawn Taylor
DVDJournal.com

... as a down-and-dirty alternative to cinema's other treacly holiday offerings, Bad Santa is a hilarious breath of stale, whiskey-and-cigarette-scented air.

Full Review Source: DVDJournal.com

January 31, 2005
Alysa Salzberg
The Cinema Source

| Original Score: B

August 14, 2004

PreViewed DVD

August 1, 2004

hip online

July 29, 2004
Oliver Korioth
Dvd-Dweeb.com
July 20, 2004
Todd Gilchrist
FilmStew.com

Seven minutes of additional footage and a tribute to John Ritter, but, strangely, no audio commentary track.

Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

July 15, 2004
Bill Gibron
DVD Verdict
July 12, 2004
Matt Brighton
DVD Authority.com
July 12, 2004
Aaron Beierle
CurrentFilm.com
July 10, 2004
Dennis Landmann
MovieFreak.com

Full Review Source: MovieFreak.com | Original Score: 7/10

July 10, 2004
Mike Long
JackassCritics.com

Full Review Source: JackassCritics.com | Original Score: 9/10

July 4, 2004
Rick Elliot
JoeCritic.com

Full Review Source: JoeCritic.com | Original Score: 7/10

July 3, 2004

ComingSoon.net
July 3, 2004
Stefan Halley
Hero Realm

Not since SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT has a portrayal of a man playing Santa Claus been so twisted.

| Original Score: 4.75/5

July 2, 2004
Staci Layne Wilson
Fantastica Daily

The extras aren't much more than stocking stuffers, and you can't get much "badder" than the original Bad Santa, but I still heartily recommend this DVD.

Full Review Source: Fantastica Daily

June 23, 2004
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

The movie has an ugly and hostile heart, but its cynicism is sincere, if that makes sense

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 23, 2004

Reel.com

| Original Score: 3/4

June 23, 2004
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review

A merry jingle bel-less shocker that'll feed your darker, more anarchistic side...hehehe...Thornton's brilliant.

Full Review Source: Blunt Review | Original Score: 3/4

June 21, 2004

dvdmg.com
June 18, 2004
Jason Bovberg
DVDTalk.com

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: 3/5

June 17, 2004
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Not to be confused with Life with Judy Garland, Bad Santa is the perfect DVD to use to entertain unexpected guests and small children.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine

June 8, 2004
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