Fatman Reviews

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January 14, 2021
Cringle suffers from a crisis of conscience and "a loathing for a world that's forgotten" him. In another cinematic universe, this might as well be Martin Riggs' final form.
January 1, 2021
This best improbable holiday movie finds Mel Gibson as a late stage capitalism bad economy Santa forced to produce for the Pentagon. While revealing a seemingly penitent Gibson deferring to his perhaps reluctant feminist side and scolding spouse of color.
December 28, 2020
Fatman is a tough story to penetrate and feel anything for any of the characters.
December 25, 2020
When it comes right down to it, Fatman makes us work too hard for the laughs.
December 23, 2020
But for lack of truly inspired ideas, it winds up seeming more mean-spirited than subversive, an over-calculated stab at arch outrageousness.
December 12, 2020
I don't know what i was expecting, but I was not expecting to say Fatman is a good time.
December 10, 2020
Just like the bad gift that [one of the movie's characters] gets in Fatman, the movie is like a Christmas present that looks enticing on the outside, but once you unwrap it, you find out it's really just a disappointing and useless piece of coal.
December 9, 2020
Fatman is an exhausting, vile, depressingly boring movie which might have been kinda funny as a skit or short.
December 7, 2020
Mel Gibson plays a non-traditional Santa Claus in this R-rated dark comedy and I was here for it.
December 6, 2020
The movie very quickly becomes a big mistake, with no wit apparent and a repugnant ultra-violent streak that should have been tamed.
December 6, 2020
Aren't most people expecting a campy action film with a wink at the camera? Not a mean spirited gritty Santa action movie like Fatman is? No thanks.
December 5, 2020
Humor is tossed in the air and lands on a sharp edge.
December 4, 2020
Its timing is perfect. If 2020 was a holiday movie, this would be it.
December 4, 2020
Gibson's grumpy performance (his best work in years) coupled with a smart script by directors Ian Nelms and Eshom Nelms make this a fun holiday production.
December 3, 2020
A fun, oddly endearing, and action-fueled delight.
December 3, 2020
This sounds like a fun concept but unfortunately, Fatman never fully delivers because it focuses more on its not-so-exciting subplots.
December 3, 2020
Nelms' screenplay slyly comments on the holiday's superficial elements by cutting away the sentimental veneer.
December 1, 2020
A satisfyingly twisted yuletide revenge thriller, laced with equal parts Christmas cheer and bloody violence, that giddily turns any number of holiday tropes on their head.
November 30, 2020
The film can never commit to a tone, its attempts at social satire don't land, and it's never funny.
November 29, 2020
As a movie, you get a feeling that the makers spent up all the budget by the time they got to the climax.
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