Santa Claus: The Movie
Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)

It looks like Christmas (and all that it stands for) is seriously threatened when a troublesome elf (Dudley Moore) joins up with a greedy toy manufacturer who'd like nothing better than to eliminate Santa Claus (David Huddleston) so he… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 1, 1985
DVD Release Date: October 4, 2005
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Dated '80s holiday movie has smoking, product placement.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Colorful super spectacle suffers from script, pacing.

Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Overblown and dull, it's not surprising that this film is largely forgotten.

Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

One would expect a holiday epic with a title like Santa Claus: The Movie. It implies something definitive, which would therefore put it in the canon of Christmas classics. However, this is definitely not the case.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Here is a Christmas package that should have been left on the shelf.

Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury

This is no Rudolph.

Chuck O'Leary

Even though some of its special effects are now dated, Santa Claus: The Movie is a touching tale that deserves to be rediscovered by younger generations.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

So horrible I didn't even like it when I was a member of its target audience.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
Not one of the best Santa Claus Movies but a nice Santa Movie.
Jason Spencer
I saw this as a kid and have always liked it. It doesn't take itself too serious and thats what makes it a fun watch.
Candy Rose
This is one of the first Christmas movies I saw as a child. There is an evil toy manufacturer who tricks Patch (head elf) to produce toys to eliminate the need… More
danny d
good christmas flick
Lafe Fredbjornson
It wasn't a magical Christmas movie. You'd expect from the folks who brought us the Superman films, something called "Santa Claus - The… More
Jim Woehr
It's more watchable than critics made it sound. The cast make it worth seeing for one thing.

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