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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 3, 2006
The movie's as icy as Jack's hair, as lifeless as its animatronic, flatulent reindeer.
| Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
November 6, 2006
Perfect entertainment for five-year olds and sheer torture for the unlucky parent(s) accompanying them to the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 3, 2006
It's all as genuine as tinsel and as stale as last year's candy cane, but there are a few very mild pleasures, including Alan Arkin and Ann-Margret as Scott's in-laws and a loony dance number with Short backed by elves.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
November 2, 2006
What is seriously missing here is any sense of fun and warmth, which the other movies did possess. This one looks like work.
Matt Stevens
E! Online
November 2, 2006
There's little in this unnecessary sequel to put you in a festive mood -- unless you just love bad Canadian jokes, farting reindeer and manufactured 'magic.' Humbuggery!
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Eric D. Snider
November 3, 2006
You play Santa Claus once with enthusiasm, twice with affection, three times for a paycheck.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
November 2, 2006
The third though probably not the last in the successful Clause franchise, this latest installment again stars Tim Allen as the Everyman turned Father Christmas.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
November 3, 2006
Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, with Martin Short as Jack Frost, means we're getting a turkey and a ham for the holidays.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
Joshua Tyler
November 3, 2006
Mrs. Claus having a baby is creepy. At least we don't see the birth, the sight of Mrs. Claus in stirrups would have been too much to bear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
November 3, 2006
It's time to send this one-trick reindeer to the glue factory.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Peter Sobczynski
November 18, 2006
A desperately lazy and unoriginal exercise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
November 4, 2006
Kids, you can tell how much your parents love you by how far away they keep you from this worthless fiasco.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Christopher Null
November 21, 2007
Special effects are in abundance, but none of them are very well-produced, much like the film on the whole.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
November 23, 2006
You've got to hand it to director Michael Lembeck... he's succeeded in persuading studio bosses to let him make not one but two sequels from premises that were dead in the water from the word go.
Willie Waffle
November 2, 2006
so bad, it makes me want to convert and celebrate Hanukah this year.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
December 11, 2006
There is no escaping the banality of it all.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
November 3, 2006
This movie is either going to warm the coldest cockles of your heart, or you're going to throw up all over yourself before slipping into a diabetic coma.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
November 4, 2006
Despite Martin Short's highly entertaining turn as Jack Frost, this second sequel lacks the charm of the first two 'Santa Clause' movies.
Susan Granger
November 4, 2006
The gag reel that plays over the end credits is funnier than this slushy comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Dan Lybarger
January 12, 2007
While it may concern elves and Christmas, 'The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause' is more dreary than cheery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Beth McArthur
Georgia Straight
November 18, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
November 17, 2006
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Irish Times
January 5, 2007

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008
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