The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Reviews

January 5, 2018
I'm not going to be the movie critic who gives Santa Claus a bad review. Not me. It's not up to the first two, but it's fine for kids, and Short is terrific.
January 1, 2011
Magical (if mindless) family holiday fun.
March 1, 2007
Short's skill and total commitment to his role make him no straw-dog villain, and his chemistry with Allen helps the movie's Santa feel like a real live person and not an imperturbable icon.
November 18, 2006
The movie is more cute than funny. Smiles are plentiful, but outright laughs are widely scattered.
November 10, 2006
The scriptwriters have continued their inventive treatment of humanising Santa, while keeping the fantasy intact. Colourful and bright, funny and witty, it's a magical fantasy that will please young and old
November 8, 2006
OK, so Santa Clause 3 isn't the stuff classic Christmas movies are made of, but the franchise still manages to invoke some genuine Yuletide spirit. Hard to believe, but it's true.
November 3, 2006
Allen and Short seem to be having so much fun that their enthusiasm is entirely contagious. Let the season begin.
November 3, 2006
November 2, 2006
The pogo vibe of the first two films is missing from the new picture, but what it lacks in bellylaughs in makes up for in reliable entertainment value - an increasingly lost art.
November 2, 2006
Nuance surely isn't Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause's name, but its performances are pleasing %u2014 Martin in particular brings a smirky, self-centered glee to his role %u2014 and its story isn't condescending. It's brisk and colorful, right on
November 2, 2006
A thing of consummate craftsmanship, a smoothly engineered and fundamentally lifeless object that's nevertheless capable of giving even the grinchiest moviegoers a brief attack of the warm-and-fuzzies.