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Based on 17 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Plodding and unfunny. show more

  • 50
    David Hiltbrand Philadelphia Inquirer

    This isn't a movie, it's an animatronic theme-park ride - an artificially processed, easily digestible treat for kids.Ho, ho hum. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Allen and Short seem to be having so much fun that their enthusiasm is entirely contagious. Let the season begin. show more

  • 40
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    To borrow a cliche from another medium, Santa might have jumped the shark. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    There's some potential in this storyline, but the movie doesn't do much with it besides giving Martin Short an opportunity to put on the fat suit. show more

  • 50
    Jennie Punter The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The Santa Clause 3 is a colourful jumble. (But quite a bit better than Jungle 2 Jungle). Nevertheless, whether parent or elf, You might laugh when you watch it in spite of yourself. show more

  • 38
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The whole film is plagued by a sense of false, desperate cheerfulness. show more

  • 38
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The bad news, for those looking forward to The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause with anything like enthusiasm, is this: Bernard the Elf is history. show more

  • 12
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Martin Short as Jack Frost, means we're getting a turkey and a ham for the holidays. As for Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, an ordinary guy who took over Santa's job by chance, he's more like a tasteless lump of mashed potatoes. show more

  • 40
    Angie Errigo Empire

    A little muddled and derivative but what do we expect, really? show more

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