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The Santa Clause 2 - The Mrs. Clause Reviews

Derek Adams
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 1/4

December 16, 2002
Ben Kenigsberg
Village Voice
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The scenes in which Fake Santa torments the elves with a toy soldier army are twisted enough to make it worth sticking around through the mawkish courtship.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 12, 2002

Houston Chronicle
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November 9, 2002

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C-

November 9, 2002
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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November 6, 2002
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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The Santa Clause 2 is a barely adequate babysitter for older kids, but I've got to give it thumbs down.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

November 5, 2002

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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November 2, 2002
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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A bloated, prefab sequel that gets stuck in the chimney.

| Original Score: C-

November 2, 2002
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Has less charm than coal in a stocking.

November 1, 2002
Scott Foundas
Variety
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A movie conscious, at every waking moment, of trying to out-do its predecessor.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 1, 2002
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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If you value your time and money, find an escape clause and avoid seeing this trite, predictable rehash.

Full Review Source: USA Today

November 1, 2002
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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There's something fishy about a seasonal holiday kids' movie ... that derives its moment of most convincing emotional gravity from a scene where Santa gives gifts to grownups.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/5

November 1, 2002
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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More than anything, the movie underscores actor Tim Allen's gifts as a star who instinctively finds the middle ground between genuine sweetness and arch appeal.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

November 1, 2002
C.W. Nevius
San Francisco Chronicle
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Kids probably will find it rip-roaring holiday fun, and it is rated G to boot.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

November 1, 2002
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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It's as home-entertainment ready as a shrink-wrapped sack of microwave popcorn. But at least it works hard at finding ways of pushing this one-joke premise ahead a space or two.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 1, 2002
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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An intermittently amusing but soulless mechanism for the extraction of money from moviegoers.

| Original Score: 2/4

November 1, 2002
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Not so much funny as aggressively sitcom-cute, it's full of throwaway one-liners, not-quite jokes, and a determined TV amiability that Allen personifies.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 1, 2002
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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Has plenty of ingenious takes on North Pole mythology to skate over the rough spots of a scattered script.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

November 1, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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More of the same tinsel-draped malarkey that made the original film into a big hit, but it's more engaging, assured and funny, and I liked it more.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

November 1, 2002
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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Allen, with hardworking charm, single-handedly saves it from family-values monotony.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 1, 2002
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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The sequel drops the adult aspects of the story in favor of talking reindeer and a life-size, plastic Santa replacement (also played by Allen) that is strongly reminiscent of that creepy family from the Duracell commercials.

November 1, 2002
Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
CNN.com
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The film has no pretensions other then being exactly what it is: a sweet, slickly manufactured tale for the whole family, a holiday diversion cut to fit everyone from 6 to 60.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

October 31, 2002
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Contains just enough good cheer to surmount overbaked writing and overblown visual effects.

October 31, 2002
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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It has wit and warmth and an abundance of good cheer.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

October 31, 2002
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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It's mildly sentimental, unabashedly consumerist ... studiously inoffensive and completely disposable.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

October 31, 2002
Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
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Anyone who has ever dreamed of a Santa who knows your heart's desire should feel a little tug at the heart when Santa's own dreams come true.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

October 31, 2002
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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All these developments and challenges facing Santa weigh down the plot so heavily that they drain all the film of its energy and needlessly strain credibility.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

October 31, 2002
Keith Cassidy
Miami Herald
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While it's not destined to become a Christmas classic, The Santa Clause 2 offers humor and holiday spirit that can be enjoyed by children and adults.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

October 31, 2002
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Has the disjointed feel of a bunch of strung-together TV episodes.

| Original Score: 2/4

October 31, 2002
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Somehow, the movie manages to be a lot funnier and flakier than you would expect.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 31, 2002
Jon Strickland
L.A. Weekly
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While the film is not entirely successful, it still manages to string together enough charming moments to work.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

October 31, 2002
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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Santa out of costume and on a date does not classic Christmas material make.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

October 31, 2002
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Tim Allen and his team make it look easy, this putting on of ho-ho-hos in such a way that adults may find stocking-stuffer laughs amid the general jingle-bellishness of The Santa Clause 2.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

October 31, 2002
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Entirely inoffensive, so it makes for perfect family fare -- but only if the children are young enough to be indiscriminating about what they're seeing.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

October 29, 2002
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