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  • Summary: Holiday magic mixes with comical chaos at the North Pole in The Santa Clause 3 as Santa juggles a full house of family and the mischievous Jack Frost tries to take over the "big guy's" holiday. (Disney)
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
  1. Allen and Short seem to be having so much fun that their enthusiasm is entirely contagious. Let the season begin.
  2. The Santa Clause 3 is a colourful jumble. (But quite a bit better than Jungle 2 Jungle). Nevertheless, whether parent or elf, You might laugh when you watch it in spite of yourself.
  3. This isn't a movie, it's an animatronic theme-park ride - an artificially processed, easily digestible treat for kids.Ho, ho hum.
  4. Reviewed by: Angie Errigo
    40
    A little muddled and derivative but what do we expect, really?
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    The bad news, for those looking forward to The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause with anything like enthusiasm, is this: Bernard the Elf is history.
  6. Reviewed by: Luke Y. Thompson
    30
    This is all really a big waste. At least the out-takes at the end are actually funny.
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    It boggles the mind that Saddam Hussein and assorted cohorts have finally won their rightful place in the global noose while various and sundry villains associated with this third entry in the Santa Claus franchise of flaccidly feel-good, winter nostrums will no doubt be allowed to walk the Earth with nary a qualm nor backward glance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 7 out of 17
  1. Dec 4, 2011
    10
    Love this holiday film, one of the best holiday movies ever made! There is so much laugh-out-load moments for all the family with such a lovely cast, an amazing story line and a warming family movie! Expand
  2. TylerM.
    Nov 4, 2006
    10
    This was the best of the trilogy. I will see it again. You will get in the holiday mood.
  3. W.Van
    Nov 4, 2006
    9
    If you enjoyed the original you will enjoy this one as well. Better then the 2nd but not quite as good as the first.
  4. Dec 1, 2012
    6
    Forget the horrible ratings, this is a great cheesy movie to get you Christmas spirit on! I honestly don't understand why this film is receiving so much crap! Also, Martin Short does a really good Santa! Expand
  5. Apr 13, 2014
    3
    Thank god for Martin Short, as he is the only saving grace in this sinking film franchise. But even he can't save the ship, because it has too many holes that can never be filled up, even if the movie tries to pile on more and more gags and slapstick humor. Expand
  6. JH.
    Jan 17, 2007
    2
    It's Christmas season so obviously, Tim Allen has to milk the holiday for all that it's worth by putting out another lame, derivative, pointless movie. Expand
  7. PabloR.
    Nov 3, 2006
    0
    Snore Me a River!!! Santa....zZZZZZ...oops i fell asleep saying the title. Put it this way, if you have been cramming for Midterms, go here and it'll let you catch up on sleep. Expand

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