The Santa Clause - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Santa Clause Reviews

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July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
Despite its charms, the movie didn't push over the top into true inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
This is what happens when someone takes what might have been a moderately- entertaining television Christmas special and tries to adapt it for the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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 6, 2013
You can get the same emotional and imaginative kick staying home and rereading your Christmas cards.
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
May 25, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
October 27, 2002
[Director] John Pasquin brings to it a heavy-handedness more appropriate to the subject matter of, say, his telefilm Don't Touch My Daughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2004
Agreeable family fare that'll please the young 'uns but that adults will find only slightly diverting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 6, 2013
Tim Allen's talent for dry regular-guyness fails to kindle Disney's sappy big-screen Yule log.
December 6, 2013
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 4, 2012
Allen's schtick is a jabbermouth know-it-all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
A funny, warm and inventive Christmas film that proves seeing is not believing -- believing is seeing.
December 6, 2013
This is the most playfully amusing, inventive new cinematic Christmas fable in several decades.
August 7, 2003
Overrated and surprisingly sour.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 8, 2002
Very funny at times, and certainly worth seeing. It's probably the best modern Christmas movie out there to rent and watch with your kids.
| Original Score: 3/5
November 7, 2002
Even if the film bogs down a touch in its own sense of cuteness near the end, this film will do as a family-wide X-mas time waster if everyone has It's a Wonderful Life overload.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 26, 2002
while still further proof Tim Allen was always better suited to Television, is one of the Toolman's best forays into film. The bottom line is kids will get a kick out of it, and parents can rest assure by the end of it's hour and a half they'll have had s
| Original Score: 3/5
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