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Based on 10 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A strange anomaly. It's both cutting-edge entertainment and primitive precursor of unimagined wonders to come. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Santa Claus and the Snowman stage a scaled-down "Star Wars"-type battle for the rights to Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve in the pleasantly goofy, irreverent Santa vs. the Snowman. show more

  • 88
    Chicago Tribune

    The movie has an avalanche of eye-popping visual effects, including a bustling Santa's village, nifty "Jimmy Neutron"-type gadgets and "Stars Wars"-like igloo walking robots - and, of course, the requisite heartwarming happy ending. show more

  • 75
    Boston Globe

    Takes you inside a kingdom you've never seen the likes of before. Not only is it an IMAX film, with all the superlatives (six-story screen, 12,000 seat-rumbling watts of digital sound) this implies, but it's also computer-generated 3D animation. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthy Variety

    The lively visuals, busy story, zippy pace and TV show running time will make this go down very easily with the target moppet audience. show more

  • 70
    Desson Thomson Washington Post

    This is sweet-natured fun for the very young. show more

  • 50
    L.A. Weekly

    If you're out shopping with the brood and need a 40-minute break, you could do worse. show more

  • 50
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Dazzling in its possibilities, but the holiday message of the 37-minute Santa vs. the Snowman leaves a lot to be desired. show more

  • 50
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    It is best appreciated as an immersion in a three-dimensional toyland outfitted with enough whimsical gadgetry to fill a thousand playrooms. show more

  • 40
    Chicago Reader

    Jonathan Winters voices Santa with no edge whatsover, while Ben Stein deadpans a droll tour guide. show more

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