The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)

Tim Allen returns as a regular guy-turned-Jolly Old Elf in the second sequel to the 1994 hit The Santa Clause. Scott Calvin (Tim Allen), who doubles as Santa Claus, has settled into his home at the North Pole with his new wife, Carol… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: November 3, 2006
DVD Release Date: November 20, 2007
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Playing Jack Frost as an evil cross between Liza Minnelli and Liberace, Martin Short is a welcome presence, but this tired series continues drawing from its bag of bland gags and dumb slapstick.

Stephen Garrett
Time Out

Frost turns the occasion into a swag-saturated consumer orgy, which the film condemns even as it hams up product placement for Red Bull.

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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly

This Styrofoam snowman of a sequel overdoses on its own candy-cane-colored sugary cheer.

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media

Magical (if mindless) family holiday fun.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

You've got to hand it to director Michael Lembeck... he's succeeded in persuading studio bosses to let him make not one but two sequels from premises that were dead in the water from the word go.

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James Berardinelli

Perfect entertainment for five-year olds and sheer torture for the unlucky parent(s) accompanying them to the theater.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

You look at a movie like this and wonder how some screenwriters can have the temerity to go on strike

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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The movie is more cute than funny. Smiles are plentiful, but outright laughs are widely scattered.

Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

It's very, very difficult to care, because the movie is structured so poorly.

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Christopher Null

Special effects are in abundance, but none of them are very well-produced, much like the film on the whole.

Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
The nice present of Martin Short, don't change the fact of The Santa Clause 3 be an unnecessary and tired movie.
Bentley Lyles
Not as good as the first two but an okay conclusion to the series. I just wish Bernard was in it.
Jim Careter
Cheesy crap that is a waste of christmas
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Luke Baldock
A real, painfully forced entry. It takes on the old alternate reality scenario. Jack Frost wants to steal Santa's limelight by becoming Santa. In this… More
KJ Proulx
I can still watch this movie, because I really would watch anything that has anything to do with christmas during the holidays, but it is definately, extremely… More