Fatman

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Fatman takes a surprisingly serious approach to a potentially ludicrous twist on the Santa Claus legend, aiming for edgy but mostly missing the mark.

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Verified Ratings: 24

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To save his declining business, Chris Cringle, also known as Santa Claus, is forced into a partnership with the U.S. military. Making matters worse, Chris gets locked into a deadly battle of wits against a highly skilled assassin, hired by a precocious 12-year-old, after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking.

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Robert Bockstael
Captain Jacobs
Michael Dyson
Herman
Paulino Nunes
Weyland Meeks
Michelle Lang
Lindsey Kemp
Ian Nelms
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Ian Nelms
Screenwriter
Eshom Nelms
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Michelle Lang
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Robert Menzies
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Critic Reviews for Fatman

All Critics (80) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (36) | Rotten (44)

  • These jingle bells rock.

    November 18, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Like reindeer on an icy roof, this experiment in blending fantasy and felonies never finds its footing.

    November 14, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • For all of the work that the Nelms brothers put into figuring out the logistics of a real-world Santa ... it's more than a bit disappointing that it's all in service of something fundamentally routine.

    November 13, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Fatman is so enamored of its central idea that it forgets to take that idea any further.

    November 13, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Hate Mel Gibson all you want for his vile outbursts, but if you have a liking for sick, "Bad Santa"-style Christmas movie satires, you still might want to give "Fatman" a try.

    November 12, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Waffling between anger and pathos, dry humor and dead-eyed violence, "Fatman" feels tonally befuddled.

    November 12, 2020 | Full Review…

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