Fatman Reviews

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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.
November 29, 2020
The type of Christmas movie The Grinch would love.
November 28, 2020
What to my wondering eyes did appear, this flick turned into something wholly unexpected, yet still with the meaty side of the lurid.
November 27, 2020
"Fatman" is definitely not a Christmas movie for the family. In fact, we're not really sure of the target audience for this one.
November 26, 2020
Fatman is outrageous on paper but surprisingly level-headed in execution.
November 26, 2020
Fatman's vision of Father Christmas is of the rough-and-tumble variety.
November 25, 2020
...an admittedly absurd premise that's employed to mostly (and incongruously) muted effect...
November 25, 2020
It's not quite as gonzo as the premise sounds, but embodying the spirit of Jolly Nick with a dash of his Lethal Weapon nutjob, Gibson does an admirable job of holding it all together.
November 24, 2020
It may not be the holiday movie we need. But it's the holiday movie we deserve.
November 24, 2020
Fatman is like getting a decent pair of socks under the tree. You're thankful for them, but they aren't gonna be the gifts you remember.
November 23, 2020
The Nelms want to say something about a world where a kid puts a hit on Santa and the old man himself is taking money from the military, but it's never quite clear what their message is or what tone they're aiming for.
November 23, 2020
Fatman has a premise that sounds far more raucous on paper than it appears in execution.
November 21, 2020
This ridiculous premise works, when it works at all, off the unique presence that is Walton Goggins, but it's a genuine surprise that Mel Gibson is still able to transcend how tarnished his screen persons has been by his real life antics.
November 21, 2020
Fatman is one of the weirdest movies you will ever see...
November 21, 2020
Just picture the pitch meeting: Mel Gibson as not-so-jolly old Saint Nick. That's pretty much the gist of what passes for narrative invention in the action satire Fatman, a sour look at a very sweet holiday icon.
November 21, 2020
[Walton Goggins's] intensity amps up the hilarity of the situation. Too bad the movie around him doesn't rise to the same level.
November 20, 2020
Heavy on the realism. Light on the magical. Virtually nonexistent on the fun.
November 19, 2020
A glorious mashup of what we think of Christmas, twisted into a wildly funny and entertaining action comedy, with a very dedicated cast.
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