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The Santa Clause Reviews

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August 23, 2017
A genial, lightweight entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 6, 2013
This is Allen's movie debut, and it's easy to see why his show is a ratings smash. There's an effortless quality to his humor, but it's also got a quietly urgent edge to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 6, 2013
I was surprised to find The Santa Clause rather easier to take than anticipated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2013
A funny, warm and inventive Christmas film that proves seeing is not believing -- believing is seeing.
December 6, 2013
Like most modern fantasies, The Santa Clause isn't very clear about the rules governing Scott's new powers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 6, 2013
Is it just me, or is this whole idea on the sick side? Imagine how uncomfortable this jolly little yarn would be for divorced parents and their children.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 6, 2013
Tim Allen's talent for dry regular-guyness fails to kindle Disney's sappy big-screen Yule log.
December 6, 2013
Tim Allen made his feature debut in this engaging yuletide comedy, which is likely to appeal to the whole family and brims over with plenty of good ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2013
This is the most playfully amusing, inventive new cinematic Christmas fable in several decades.
December 6, 2013
You can get the same emotional and imaginative kick staying home and rereading your Christmas cards.
December 6, 2013
Allen's foray into the real world after his transformation begins is the funniest part of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 6, 2013
All of the film's technical and creative contributions are top-notch, but as it should be, it's the people who win us over.
December 6, 2013
A feeble attempt to revive the tradition of heartwarming family seasonal comedies that gave us Miracle on 34th Street, It's a Wonderful Life, The Bells of St. Mary's and many others.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
December 4, 2012
Allen's schtick is a jabbermouth know-it-all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 15, 2010
Heartwarming family tale for both kids and adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 27, 2007
This is a hip, likable spin on the seasonal icon told with a deft mixture of comedy and sentimentality.
December 4, 2006
While the film breaks no new ground, it offers the kind of simple, well-crafted, family entertainment that used to be a staple of the Disney studio.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 26, 2006
This movie has charm to spare and it's hard to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 9, 2006
The movie steers a shrewd course between bracing cynicism and old-fashioned make-believe.
April 2, 2004
A fun Christmas tale.
| Original Score: 4/5
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