The Santa Clause 2 2002

The Santa Clause 2

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Though it's harmless as family entertainment and has moments of charm, The Santa Clause 2 is also predictable and forgettable.

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Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) has been in the role of Santa for the past eight years, and his loyal elves consider him the best one ever. But the world of the "Merry Old Soul" turns upside down when he's dealt a double whammy of news: Not only has his son, Charlie (Eric Lloyd), landed on this year's naughty list, but Scott discovers that he must marry by Christmas Eve -- just a month away! -- or he will stop being Santa Claus forever.

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Tim Allen
Scott Calvin, Santa Claus, Toy Santa Claus
David Krumholtz
Head Elf Bernard
Wendy Crewson
Laura Miller
Spencer Breslin
Number Two Elf Curtis
Aisha Tyler
Mother Nature
Don Rhymer
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Cinco Paul
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Ken Daurio
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Ed Decter
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John Strauss
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Leo Benvenuti
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Steve Rudnick
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Critic Reviews for The Santa Clause 2

All Critics (122) | Top Critics (34) | Fresh (68) | Rotten (54)

  • Despite the obviously mercenary nature of this sequel, there's a thimbleful of clever ideas at work here, most notably in the way Allen's RoboSanta begins to turn his toy factory into a tiny dictatorship.

    November 5, 2019 | Full Review…

    Keith Phipps

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    December 16, 2002 | Rating: 1/4
  • You might find the syllables bah, hum, and bug dancing on your lips.

    December 2, 2002 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • The scenes in which Fake Santa torments the elves with a toy soldier army are twisted enough to make it worth sticking around through the mawkish courtship.

    November 12, 2002
  • This Disney film is exactly what is needed now to get into the holiday spirit. Its theme that you are never too old to believe is a positive message that can be used in any situation.

    November 9, 2002 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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    November 9, 2002 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Santa Clause 2

  • Dec 16, 2011
    The Santa Clause 2 almost rounds the corner of "it's so bad it's good," but doesn't quite make it. Of all the bad ideas of where to take The Santa Clause story, the Mrs. Clause (forcing Santa to marry) is spectacularly awful. If only the bad ideas ended there...but no, they keep coming and coming. The special effects are pathetic at best, and the set designs aren't much better. It's sad to see a sequel go so wrong, but there it is. The film is so over-the-top at times that it's hard not to laugh at it, but The Santa Clause 2 is not enjoyable enough to make the out-of-control ridiculousness work for it.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 14, 2011
    Stupid, but good for completely mindless entertainment. I LOVED the first one as a kid - so strange to see everyone so much older in this one.
    Jennifer D Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Sweet movie for kids, but the original was better
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 01, 2011
    Sweet movie for kids, but at many times very dumb and childish.
    Jim C Super Reviewer

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