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½ December 6, 2017
Hilarious dark comedy that brings a twisted edge to Christmas. Billy Bob Thornton is superb in the title role, not softening Willie's edges (he is genuinely a bad person) while bringing enough humor & fun that you enjoy watching him. He gets great support from the rest of the cast, particularly Tony Cox as his professional partner while Lauren Graham is a delight as a Jewish bartender with a thing for Santas. Behind the camera, Terry Zwigoff crafts a twisted comedy making fun of the consumerism that plagues the holidays (while Willie cracks the mall safes, Marcus goes on an impromptu shopping spree) while not making his characters fully redeemable. Willie maybe gets slightly better in the end but not by much and all the hijinks lead to one of the funniest & darkest Christmas scenes in film history (you'll never look at Santa giving a kid a present the same way again). A great comedy all a round, especially for those looking for some twisted fun during the holidays.
December 5, 2017
Genuinely offensive comedy. Brilliantly mean-spirited but hilarious nonetheless. Thornton is impeccably believable.
"Willie: You can't drink worth shit.
Marcus: I weigh 92 pounds, you dick!"
½ December 2, 2017
Hillarious! A refreshing change of pace from traditional holiday movies
November 28, 2017
I do genuinely like this movie. I think it's because despite being so downbeat and quite dark for a Christmas movie, it's also really heartwarming. The kid in it is so adorable it's unreal. I think overall he's the main reason I like this film as much as I do. You just want to see him have a happy ending.
November 26, 2017
Niggers can't be in a good christmas movie that brings happiness. All they do is steal.
August 31, 2017
"Bad Santa" has its moments (very rarely), but ultimately is a christmas bust movie, and personally I was disappointed after hearing all the good things about it. The movie was released in 2003, which is 14 years ago, so maybe back then the standard comedy movie was a lot cheaper than it is now, but nonetheless, I didn't enjoy much with this movie. Billy Bob Thornton (Willie T. Stokes) plays a drunk, depressed mall santa, who robs the malls he works in with his friend, played by Tony Cox (Marcus). He also meets The Kid (Brett Kelly), and the two teach each other lessons about joy and having a more positive outlook on life. The jokes and humour in this movie were sometimes enjoyable, but what got me was some of the acting in this movie. The acting, with the exception of a few characters, was pretty bad, to say the least. The jokes were ruined because of the awkwardness of the acting, and didn't hit at all with me. The overall plot was decent, but as I said, the jokes made the movie so much worse, and I ended up not really caring much about the plot. I'm not someone that hates offensive and rude humour, I actually enjoy it when it's good, but in my opinion the jokes weren't good, rude jokes, they were just bad jokes. In the end, "Bad Santa" was terrible.
August 12, 2017
A fucking hilarious movie. Billy Bob was great in the movie as well as Bernie Mac and the fat kid. I liked the plot as well.
½ July 15, 2017
HORRIBLE!!!! Couldn't finish watching it.
½ July 12, 2017
Bad Santa is equal parts filthy, cheeky and hilarious. It is gut-bustingly funny and is a much watch Christmas movie. Every time I do this movie though I get black out drunk by the ending though. Still haven't seen it.
½ July 10, 2017
Ridiculously vulgar and profane, but enjoyably funny. A good movie to watch around the holidays, but definitely not with the family.
July 10, 2017
Literally one of the funniest things I've ever seen in my life... Billy Bob, Tony Cox & the late greats, John Ritter & Bernie Mac was hilariously outstanding.
½ June 6, 2017
I really love this flick because it's such an anti-holiday movie, puls it's fun to watch as Thornton's character slowly comes around to being more of a functioning human being. Well, sort of.

Best line has to be "I beat the shit out of some kids today. But it was for a purpose. It made me feel good about myself. It was like I did something constructive with my life or something, I dunno, like I accomplished something." Hilarious stuff.

It's amazingly offensive, but has some truly touching moments in there, well worth a look

Highly recommended.
May 9, 2017
A fun movie, worth a rental.
½ May 4, 2017
Sleazy with some unfortunate crude humor, but it's a funny movie with a little bit of heart. It was better than expected. (First viewing - December 2003 in theaters)
½ April 24, 2017
Outrageous and stupidly funny, Bad Santa is black humor comedy with a hilarious performance by Billy Bob Thornton. (3,5/5)
½ February 25, 2017
I Liked This Movie This Movie was great Good Job Miramax Have a COOKIE!
February 19, 2017
A lot of bad language, some crude humor. I liked it, Billy Bob plays a good creep with nasty language.
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February 10, 2017
A very funny and dark comedy that's full of laughs and shocks in equal measure, Billy Bob Thornton plays his part really well and his don't give a shit attitude works so well, A Christmas film not for the family, Adults only, It's my favourite Christmas film ever.
February 1, 2017
One of my favourite movies. Its not a kids movie at all. But at the time it was fresh and dark. Very funny. Watch it every Christmas.
January 22, 2017
Very hilarious. Billy Bob was made for this role
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