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A holiday honey of a film for the entire family.
Little kids will probably like most of this movie. The weakness is that larger kids and parents, deputized to escort the little ones, are likely to find a lot of it a little thin.
The sets frequently look chintzy and cheap, with Santa's workshop bringing to mind a prison sweat shop as much as a toy factory.
Dated '80s holiday movie has smoking, product placement.
One would expect a holiday epic with a title like Santa Claus: The Movie. It implies something definitive, which would therefore put it in the canon of Christmas classics. However, this is definitely not the case.
Even though some of its special effects are now dated, Santa Claus: The Movie is a touching tale that deserves to be rediscovered by younger generations.
Colorful super spectacle suffers from script, pacing.
Here is a Christmas package that should have been left on the shelf.
So horrible I didn't even like it when I was a member of its target audience.
Overblown and dull, it's not surprising that this film is largely forgotten.
This is no Rudolph.
Not one of the best Santa Claus Movies but a nice Santa Movie.
This is one of the first Christmas movies I saw as a child. There is an evil toy manufacturer who tricks Patch (head elf) to produce toys to eliminate the need for Santa Claus but Santa saves the day. Hooray!
It wasn't a magical Christmas movie. You'd expect from the folks who brought us the Superman films, something called "Santa Claus - The Movie" would be truly amazing. But it was a dismal bore. Santa had no personality. Dudley was good as the bad Elf. There was no magic here.
I saw this as a kid and have always liked it. It doesn't take itself too serious and thats what makes it a fun watch.
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