Fatman Reviews

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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.
November 19, 2020
While you'll find it hard to stop watching the movie, it's likely to leave a bad taste in your mouth.
November 19, 2020
However, clever moments like these are too few and far between, the Nelms more comfortable with blowing things up real good than witty social commentary, In the end, Fatman proves to be just a bloody humbug.
November 18, 2020
These jingle bells rock.
November 18, 2020
Mel Gibson's performance is very heartfelt, tinged with weariness and cynicism. [Full review in French]
November 18, 2020
'Fatman' is a nontraditional holiday film that will appease those who always want to put Die Hard on the holiday watch list alongside the animated classics and vintage films.
November 18, 2020
"Fatman" isn't the romp many might expect it to be, but it delivers with weird emotionality and bitterness, gifting a different take on Santa's domestic experience to add to the overall exploration of the legend.
November 18, 2020
"Fatman" is an odd duck. The film lives up to the wacky logline without taking it as far as it might've; the text is absurd, but the atmosphere's sober.
November 17, 2020
One of the most insane movies I've ever seen. There isn't enough coal in the world.
November 17, 2020
It's clear [Gibson] and the film-making Nelms brothers (Small Town Crime) were keen on making a dark comedy to rival Billy Bob Thornton's Bad Santa. Unfortunately, it lacks the same wit and invention.
November 16, 2020
This strange, dark, and violent holiday fantasy isn't satirical enough to work.
November 16, 2020
A promising concept that never flies high. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 14, 2020
The filmmakers make a holiday movie that is oddly fit for the life and times we are living now.
November 14, 2020
Marianne Jean-Baptiste, as Chris' sweet, supportive wife, tries to offset the silly, senseless violence but definitely rides in the back on this darkly droll sleigh ride.
November 14, 2020
... doesn't commit to either embracing its inherent silliness or playing it straight. Such indecisiveness leaves moviegoers chilly.
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