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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. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    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. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    50
    Ms. Hulslander is often charming, but Mr. Schauder's Johnny is one of those narcissistic characters whom, inexplicably, everybody in the movie adores.