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Bad Santa (2003) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Bad Santa is an odd film.  Maybe seeing it 16 years after it’s release has had a negative effective (this is often a thing for sure) but for the most part I wasn’t blown away by the film, certainly seeing as how well regarded it is.  That’s not to say it doesn’t have it’s moments – it does for sure and at times can be quite funny- but the film, in a post #metoo world, is quite an awkward and uncomfortable watch and for sure isn’t helped by the Weinstein name being attached!   So maybe a film very much of its time?

Best Bit: Thornton is enjoying himself

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Bad Santa 2, Elf, Scrooged 

6 out of 10 stars




Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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