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January 7, 2017
I'd been looking forward to watching this for years so maybe my expectations were a tad too high
½ January 5, 2017
Obviously not an academy award winning film. However, it was funny as hell !!!
December 27, 2016
sadly, this is one of my favorite Christmas movies. Billy Bob is just a perfect scumbag.
December 26, 2016
ok but nothing like the original.
December 23, 2016
Funny at times, dumb at times, entertaining yet its dark and deathgripping dumbness.
½ December 21, 2016
Ridiculously vulgar and profane, but enjoyably funny. A good movie to watch around the holidays, but definitely not with the family.
Bradley T. Johnson
Super Reviewer
December 20, 2016
Bad Santa is absolutely hilarious in fits and starts and provides a needed contrast from the typical holiday uplift films, however its plot is disjointed, random and messy with no real sense of stakes. Billy Bob Thornton thrusts himself wholeheartedly in the title character, but he can't completely help that the film is tonally strained in between straight crude comedy and addiction drama. There are certain moments in here where the main characters instability is played so straight it erases the comedic aspect of most of the film. The film never is quite as funny as it could be but it is a frivolous affair welcome in between viewings of Elf and It's a Wonderful Life. Rating: 57
½ December 18, 2016
This comedy got better as it went along. For the most part, the performances are good but the little kid, played by Brett Kelly, steals the show. He is brilliant and the things the script has him say and do are hilarious. The premise was simple enough and I think they pulled it off. It's nice to see the lead character undergo the transformation throughout the film as he becomes more and more likeable.
December 18, 2016
Really just a great Christmas comedy film. Fantastic performances all round injected with great wit and timing by both the cast and director. There is some excellent musical pieces on display here including Chopin and Mozart. The Chopin piece at the beginning in the bar couldn't have been better selected for this amusing, pathetic, and melancholy spectacle of a truly debauched, depraved, emotionally crippled and ultimately lost human being. And yet in spite all of the fantastically sickening and vulgar laughs (which really do work), director Terry Zwigoff keeps the Christmas spirit alive with a subtle message of newly discovered companionship and redemption. 4/5
½ December 17, 2016
Flat out awful movie.
½ December 12, 2016
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 11, 2016
Bad Santa was so funny and so crude, but it also had heart unlike 90% of the other raunchy comedies out there.
½ December 8, 2016
While it isn't a major Christmas classic to watch, it's definitely an enjoyable, funny, very vulgar and even sometimes sad, Christmas comedy. With Billy Bob Thornton and Benny Mac and other great actors, I recommend this movie for Christmas for sure!!!
December 4, 2016
Bad Santa is vulgar and cruel, but enjoyable nonetheless
December 3, 2016
didn't see the first one but this was great, full of laughs!
December 3, 2016
This movie never gets old. A perfect Christmas movie!
December 1, 2016
An incredibly funny and well written comedy. There are many people who won't enjoy this comedy but those people just don't have a healthy sense of humor. For those who do, please don't miss this one.
November 28, 2016
Love this flick. It is gross out comedy at its very best. Loads of great gags and Billy Bob Thornton is the balls.
November 26, 2016
Nothing says Christmas like the f-word 159 times...
November 25, 2016
Quite possibly the funniest movie ever. If you are a prude bitch, don't bother. ??
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