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Bad Santa (2003)

8 Ratings: 3.5
Comedy movie directed by Terry Zwigoff

Instantly qualifying as a perennial cult favorite,Bad Santais as nasty as it wants to be, and there's something to be said for comedy without compromise. The Coen brothers conceived the basic idea and served as executive producers, but it's director … see full wiki

Director: Terry Zwigoff
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
4 reviews about Bad Santa (2003)
review by . December 30, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
**** out of ****    Just about any film with the image of a man dressed as Santa Clause throwing up behind a bar - merged with the film's title card - is going to humor some and scare off others. If that very description sends you running, then "Bad Santa" most definitely isn't for you. It's a mean, slimy pile of cynicism; probably one of the only Christmas flicks out there to employ such qualities and still emerge such a nasty success. Under the direction of Terry Zwigoff (Ghost …
review by . June 16, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Santa and Sue
Why is the idea of a boozing and lusting Santa Claus funny?  Because he's the last one we'd suspect of debauchery?  A sweet symbol of most of our childhoods at one of the happiest times of the year and we would never think to see him drunk as a skunk and swearing up a storm.  For the most part I had a pretty happy childhood and was grateful for what presents I got and yet seeing this movie with a character who lives up to every scummy vice dressed as Santa brought a smile to my face.    …
review by . December 25, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
BAD SANTA takes another view at this Holiday season and in trying to debunk (or rather, to parody) all the frantic commercialism that has threatened to drown Christmas, Director Terry Zwigoff has created a solid film noir comedy that will probably manage to have considerable staying power - if only to show the other end of the glitzy spectrum we now know as Christmas.    Billy Bob Thornton once again proves that he is one of our best comedians in the business. True, his comedy …
review by . November 25, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Some Good laughs.     Cons: Many viewers may find it cruel     The Bottom Line: For some this can be just what you are looking for.     With the holiday season upon us, the cinemas will soon be filled will all manner of holiday and family entertainment. One film dares to show highly dysfunctional look at the holiday season and that film is “Bad Santa”      From Director Terry Zwigoff, “Bad Santa” …
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