Fatman Reviews

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February 12, 2021
Despite a scene-stealing Walton Goggins, Fatman doesn't quite succeed tonally. The ultra-dry humor lurks around the edges, in small ornamental details. Overall, the clever concept is better than the execution.
February 3, 2021
Such a worldview is as childishly dim as it is cruel-which, in turn, makes it feel in tune with its headliner.
January 29, 2021
It's not completely ho-ho-ho-horrible, but if this Santa Claus comes to your town, you better watch out.
January 29, 2021
Fatman is the kind of Christmas movie concept that brings fans of the genre plenty of cinematic cheer.
January 28, 2021
A really great Christmas movie is a rare thing these days, and while Fatman doesn't quite hit the mark when it comes to delivering the holiday cheer, its unorthodox charm and a trio of terrific central performances should make it a festive favorite...
January 26, 2021
A tonal mess.
January 19, 2021
The movie's always taking these half-measures...it became very ambiguous...
January 19, 2021
I actually liked this movie, it's fun and good if you watch it with the right people, but not enough to go to the theaters...
January 19, 2021
[Writers and directors Eshom and Ian Nelms'] vision is somewhat disturbing, but... they bring out the best in their actors. [Full review in Spanish]
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.
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