Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)
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Critic Reviews for Santa Claus: The Movie
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.
Audience Reviews for Santa Claus: The Movie
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.
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