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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Reviews

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Magical (if mindless) family holiday fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
December 5, 2007
You look at a movie like this and wonder how some screenwriters can have the temerity to go on strike
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Christopher Null
November 21, 2007
Special effects are in abundance, but none of them are very well-produced, much like the film on the whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 9, 2007
It's sad to see the life sucked out of a series that started so well.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Short's skill and total commitment to his role make him no straw-dog villain, and his chemistry with Allen helps the movie's Santa feel like a real live person and not an imperturbable icon.
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
February 3, 2007
Frost turns the occasion into a swag-saturated consumer orgy, which the film condemns even as it hams up product placement for Red Bull.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
Dan Lybarger
January 12, 2007
While it may concern elves and Christmas, 'The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause' is more dreary than cheery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
December 11, 2006
There is no escaping the banality of it all.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
November 30, 2006
A little muddled and derivative but what do we expect, really?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Neil Smith
November 28, 2006
Christmas cheer is in short supply in The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, a feeble festive farce that's more no-no-no than ho-ho-ho.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Observer [UK]
November 25, 2006
Santa's traditional cry of ho-ho-ho has never sounded more like three stab wounds of pain and horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
November 24, 2006
Cinema is far too powerful a medium to be graded on a curve-- even when Tim Allen is involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Derek Adams
Time Out
November 23, 2006
You've got to hand it to director Michael Lembeck... he's succeeded in persuading studio bosses to let him make not one but two sequels from premises that were dead in the water from the word go.
Matthew Turner
November 23, 2006
Badly written, shockingly acted and appallingly directed threequel that will please precisely no-one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
November 18, 2006
Bah, humbug.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Peter Sobczynski
November 18, 2006
A desperately lazy and unoriginal exercise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 18, 2006
The movie is more cute than funny. Smiles are plentiful, but outright laughs are widely scattered.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
November 14, 2006
Oh how the executives shook with their chortles as millions poured in through each cinema's portals.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
November 10, 2006
The Santa Clause 3 strikes out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 10, 2006
The scriptwriters have continued their inventive treatment of humanising Santa, while keeping the fantasy intact. Colourful and bright, funny and witty, it's a magical fantasy that will please young and old
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