Santa vs. the Snowman

  • Release Date: Nov 1, 2002

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10

Critic Reviews

  1. The movie has an avalanche of eye-popping visual effects, including a bustling Santa's village, nifty "Jimmy Neutron"-type gadgets and "Stars Wars"-like igloo walking robots - and, of course, the requisite heartwarming happy ending.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    The lively visuals, busy story, zippy pace and TV show running time will make this go down very easily with the target moppet audience.
  3. Santa Claus and the Snowman stage a scaled-down "Star Wars"-type battle for the rights to Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve in the pleasantly goofy, irreverent Santa vs. the Snowman.
  4. 75
    Takes you inside a kingdom you've never seen the likes of before. Not only is it an IMAX film, with all the superlatives (six-story screen, 12,000 seat-rumbling watts of digital sound) this implies, but it's also computer-generated 3D animation.
  5. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    A strange anomaly. It's both cutting-edge entertainment and primitive precursor of unimagined wonders to come.
  6. This is sweet-natured fun for the very young.
  7. Dazzling in its possibilities, but the holiday message of the 37-minute Santa vs. the Snowman leaves a lot to be desired.
  8. 50
    If you're out shopping with the brood and need a 40-minute break, you could do worse.
  9. It is best appreciated as an immersion in a three-dimensional toyland outfitted with enough whimsical gadgetry to fill a thousand playrooms.
  10. 40
    Jonathan Winters voices Santa with no edge whatsover, while Ben Stein deadpans a droll tour guide.

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