Santa Smokes

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56

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  • Summary: A struggling actor takes a job as a Santa to make ends meet. During his voyage from aspiring actor to Santa-provocateur, he finds bittersweet romance and reveals the dark side of Santa Claus. (The Film Source)

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 75
    Who says you need a big crew and tons of money to make an enjoyable movie?
  2. 70
    Overall the acting is sound, the missteps few, and the murky digicam smash-and-grab sheen entirely apt for the cacophonous Christmas crush.
  3. 60
    Hate the holidays? You're in luck: Here's a bottomed-out Santa story.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    50
    A meandering, semi-improvised tale of a terminal Gotham loser who works as Santa when he bombs as an actor.
  5. Ms. Hulslander is often charming, but Mr. Schauder's Johnny is one of those narcissistic characters whom, inexplicably, everybody in the movie adores.

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