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Opened in Theaters: Wednesday, November 26th, 2003

Directed by Terry Zwigoff

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Bad Santa
It's the height of the festive holiday season and merry shoppers have begun their yearly pilgrimages to their local malls. Among the drove is a pair of con men, on a decadent road trip, posing as...  View more >

R
pervasive language, strong sexual content and some violence

Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham...  View more >

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[--- Good ---]by George Jobson VIP MemberNov 26, 2003

"Bad Santa" is a funny movie about a character who hates playing Santa, who would rather rob stores than be in one. Bill Bob Thronton gave a good performance as well as performances from Lauren Graham and John Ritter. The film is a cross between "Miracle on 34th Street," and WC Field's "You Can't Cheat an Honest Man." It's raunchy, mean spirited, but the laughs are there. "Bad Santa" is not for kids. It's for adults who are good. 

[--- Good ---]by nan11 Nov 28, 2003
[--- Stay Away! ---]by Sinamax Nov 29, 2003

It would be better named BAD MOVIE. The acting is bad, there are some laughs but how many times can you laugh at a drunk santa. The filming itself was bad, in a lot of scenes you can see the boom mike over their heads. Save your money. 

[--- Good ---]by Tom K Dec 2, 2003

This profanity laced dark comedy made me laugh. Did I mention the extreme number of 4 letter words? 

[--- Good ---]by BAMFRA Dec 30, 2003

If you liked The Ref and Something about Mary, and always wondered what would happen if they combined the two, well, now you have your answer. Bad Santa. Its a movie that is what it is, and doesn't care if you like it or not. Its not going to tug at your heart strings, its not going to fill you with holiday joy. Its crude, its rude, and it nevers stops. There's no happy ending full of redemption here.

If you have a twisted sense of humor, this is the movie for you. Funny film. You will never look at the department store Santas the same way ever again. 

[--- Wait for Rental ---]by renee evras Dec 25, 2009

it is not at funny as they say that is was supposed to be
i didnt like the movie at aLL. 




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