Dec 21, 2020
That rare family-themed Christmas movie that isn't really aimed at kids. It's actually aimed at adults... It's a family Christmas movie that's completely honest about what family Christmases tend to be like!
Nov 27, 2017
The film is very loud, and festooned with the sort of comic violence far more disturbing than anything in an 18-rated movie.
Dec 18, 2006
In this formulaic star vehicle, Schwarzenegger gets to fly like Peter Pan, act like Superman--and fulfill all the fantasies kids may have about their fathers.
Apr 17, 2001
You'll need an awful lot of Christmas cheer to forgive Arnold Schwarzenegger for his fourth, and hopefully last, venture into comedy, a turkey that needs stuffing on the most inaccessible shelf of your local video store.
Jan 1, 2000
I liked a lot of the movie, which is genial and has a lot of energy, but I was sort of depressed by its relentlessly materialistic view of Christmas, and by the choice to go with action and (mild) violence over dialogue and plot.
Jan 1, 2000
Here's Arnie, of all people, playing a bedraggled suburbanite, and his perversely amusing casting boosts a crass, sometimes nasty and finally funny celebration of holiday mass-merchandising and greed.
Jun 1, 1997