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Bad Santa

Rated R for pervasive language, strong sexual content and some violence.

R In Theaters 11/26/2003 , 91min.
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95%
Viewer score based on 17 ratings
70%
Critic score based on 39 reviews

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November 10, 2011
artdraculclark
perverted movie trash
December 22, 2010
mrbossmansaint
funny
December 20, 2009
PeltonMJ
I love this movie. Billy Bob does such a great job.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Takes all the Christmas season's bad vibes and converts them into an achingly funny and corrupt dark comedy. Full Review
C.W. Nevius
San Francisco Chronicle
A tasteless, vulgar, savage assault against everything that is good and decent in the Christmas season. I think you are going to like it. Full Review
Dennis Harvey
Variety
First-rate talent and a uniquely dyspeptic mood separate this effort from more routine, populist stabs at tasteless yukkage. Full Review
Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
It unapologetically exults in its characters' glorious imperfection. It's good to know that oddballs, outcasts and people who don't look like Barbie and Ken still have a place in American movies and that not everyone in Hollywood pays lip service to the nice and polite. Full Review
Michael Rechtshaffen
The Hollywood Reporter
Happens to be extremely funny -- at times sidesplittingly so -- thanks to Zwigoff's way with raw irreverence and Thornton's perfectly pitched, ready-for-anything performance. Full Review

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