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Based on 26 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A nice little holiday movie. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    If you value your time and money, find an escape clause and avoid seeing this trite, predictable rehash. The 90 minutes could be better spent doing holiday shopping. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The only parts of the film that ring true -- and they sometimes ring touchingly true -- are the ones that give Mr. Allen simple human themes to work with. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Has the disjointed feel of a bunch of strung-together TV episodes. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Won't replace anyone's annual viewing of "It's a Wonderful Life." But your family could find a worse way to take a holiday break. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie is not a special effects extravaganza like "The Grinch," but in a way that's a relief. It's more about charm and silliness than about great hulking multimillion-dollar high-tech effects. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    For an anonymous Saturday afternoon, it's the best lump of coal Hollywood can jam in your stocking. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Frankly, if I were Mrs. Claus, I might be looking for Santa Clause 3, outlining the grounds for annulment. show more

  • 63
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Isn't perfect, but it's fun, and Tim Allen shines show more

  • 50
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    No question, the new movie is amiable family entertainment, and Allen is such an affable actor that maybe kids won't begrudge him seeking romantic fulfillment in order to remain their favorite Santa. show more

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