Fred Claus details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, John Michael Higgins, Miranda Richardson, Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bates|
|Genres:||Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||Cracking Christmas, It's Christmas!, Put Your Feet Up, Top Christmas Movies|
|Run time:||1 hour 56 minutes|
|Rental release:||24 Nov 2008|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Is this Christmas comedy as good as previous North Pole excursions like Elf?
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All they want for Christmas is a funnier scriptBy PaulaWestwood (397 reviews) from Ashton-Under-Lyne , 02 Dec 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Bah Humbug, I so wanted this to be great... First of all, this has some brilliant sets, the North Pole thing is brilliant, and is equalled by the talent (Paul Giamatti, Vince Vaughan, Rachel Weisz), unfortunately what it doesn't have is a huge sack of laughs. It does raise a titter every now and again, but it never sets an atmosphere and gets too bogged down in in-law infighting, and forced 'nicey' bits to make it really palatable for young or old alike. It just doesn't feel Christmassy, and isn't that what you want out of a Christmas film ? Even the little ones in our screening seemed bemused, and bored, half way through and seemed to catch on that this was a bit contrived even given the subject matter. Add to this just about everyone acting like they just couldn't be too bothered with the whole thing (the worset thing I have seen Vaughan or Giamatti do, they must be ringing their agents in the Ho Ho Hope of getting a better film next time). Hey, I don't want to sleigh-t this too much, but you can be sure there are better, can't recommend this too much, in fact I'm off to watch Grinch to Cheer myself up.
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Fred ClausBy a customer from York , 16 Apr 2009Kids really enjoyed it - a little different.
fred clausBy a customer from Swaffham , 07 Apr 2009found this an average film
Very poor xmas filmBy BexAndMartyn (7 reviews) from Bolton , 26 Mar 2009I was expecting this to be a really funny xmas comedy from seeing the trailor, but what i got was a boring film that i didnt even finish watching as the comedy was non existant. Plus it didnt even get you into the xmas spirit the way a good xmas film does.
Fred ClausBy Surfgal (6 reviews) from Manchester , 26 Mar 2009Starts off all lovely and cosy and funny but pretty soon descends into predictable, moral fable slush. Disappointing.
Fred ClausBy a customer from Grays , 18 Mar 2009This film is ok for the kids, but a bit boreing for the adults