Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. 30
    In fairness, the movie isn't the absolute worst of its kind and there's a certain charm to Butcher's amiable, puppy-eyed performance. But Michael McGowan's direction is as flat as an asphalt road, and his script is gasping for air long before it enters the final stretch.
  2. This crude, inspirational tear-jerker is as sweet as a bowl of instant oatmeal smothered in molasses. It should please those who honestly believe that Santa Claus and God are synonymous; others may retch.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. JonathanF.
    Jun 15, 2007
    9
    Great, funny, inspirational. Adam Butcher was surprisingly very good.
  2. HeatherH.
    Aug 23, 2006
    10
    I really liked the movie. I just wish they would have showed him seeing his mother awake.
  3. Sean
    Jan 22, 2006
    9
    the script was witty and the movie was never boring to watch. "inspiring".