Average Rating: 5.3/10
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Saint Nicholas is not the good-hearted children's friend as people think he is. In reality he is a cruel bloodthirsty bishop who, whenever there's a full moon on december 5, will try to slaughter as many children as possible. -- (C) Official Site
Dec 19, 2011
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Saint has been infused with a plodding, hopelessly humorless sensibility that inevitably drains the viewer's interest and cements the movie's place as a missed opportunity of nigh epic proportions.
There are only so many times a person can watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer before going mad, but after a while, pointless gore isn't much fun either.
...midnight movie fans have their ways of repurposing movies for their enjoyment. And I wouldn't want to get in the way of that.
Has a cockeyed charm, some truly clever ideas, and more than enough energy to pull it all off. And it's really gory.
Whether all these [genre] elements stack up into a compelling, or even interesting, whole is questionable, but they make for a strange chimney-top view of contemporary Holland, caught somewhere between myth and reality.
At 84 minutes, this is a breezy holiday horror which doesn't outstay its welcome and has a dash of wit to go along with the ridiculous premise, not to mention firm, stylish direction despite the low budget.
Accurately rehashes genre conventions, even if it chooses not to be the least bit scary.
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