Bad Santa

7.1 IMDb
18 November 2003 Release
$ 23 000 000 Budget
91 min Duration
Genres:Comedy, Crime, Drama
Year:2003
Countries:USA, Germany
Director:Terry Zwigoff
Writers:Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
18 Votes
72%

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Willie T. Stokes is a convicted con man who's led a miserable life. He drinks heavily and constantly embarrasses himself publicly. He only works once a year dressed as Santa. But then come Christmas Eve, he and his pint-sized helper dwarf Marcus stage elaborate robberies and take their department stores for everything they got. This year, they hit a mall in suburban Phoenix, Arizona. This time around, Willie gets distracted by having sex with large women, a bartender who is attracted to Santas, and a kid who's convinced he's the real deal. However, this time around Marcus must once again put up with Willie's heavy drinking and a series of incidents that constantly shoot themselves in the foot. Not to mention a nosy department store security guard who's onto them and wants his cut of the loot. Will Willie and Marcus make it to next Christmas? Or will this be the year the dynamic duo finally face justice?

Movie Comments

  1. Christmas-Reviewer, 4 weeks ago
    BEWARE OF BOGUS REVIEWS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE FILM. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE PRODUCTION. NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 200 HOLIDAY THEME MOVIES. I HAVE NO AGENDA. I AM FARE.

    The story of this film is Willie T. Soke and his assistant Marcus Skidmore are professional thieves. Every year, Willie disguises himself as a department store Santa Claus and Marcus disguises himself as an elf in order for both of them to rob the store at night, using Marcus' wife Lois as their getaway driver and accomplice. Marcus takes his duty as an elf seriously, but Willie is a sex-addicted alcoholic, and is gradually unable to perform his Santa duties appropriately with children, plus likewise a diminish in his safe-cracking performance, much to Marcus' dismay. When they are hired at the Saguaro Square Mall in Phoenix the following year, the vulgar remarks made by Willie shock the prudish mall manager Bob Chipeska, who brings them to the attention of security chief Gin Slagel.

    Now this film has had 4 different cuts. 1) The Theatrical Cut 2) Unrated Extended Edition (Aka Bader Santa) 3) The Director's Cut 4) The Television Cut

    Now my preferred version of this film is the "Unrated Bader Santa" edition.

    This film is funny! It is mean spirited at times but it is not trying at all to be a "Politically Correct Hallmark Movie".

    Billy Bob Thornton is very good in the role. However the late John Ritter and Bernie Mac are gold here! Lauren Tom is unrecognizable here but she is funny!

    There is several upsetting images in this film but if you have a funny bone and you want to laugh then watch. Watch this Anytime of the year. It will make you laugh.
  2. BA_Harrison, 2 weeks ago
    I know it's still only early November as I type this, but the ads on TV are already gearing up for Christmas, so what the heck… a big dose of seasonal humour in dubious taste is just what I need to help get me through the imminent long dark winter. Unfortunately, Bad Santa is not the film to fill me with cheer: despite critics claiming it to be uproariously funny, the film delivers about as many laughs as a double bill of Leaving Las Vegas and Requiem For A Dream.

    Billy Bob Thornton plays low-life drunken conman Willie, who teams up with 'little person' Marcus (Tony Cox) to pose as Santa and his elf to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. When Willie meets a troubled kid at his grotto, it looks a though this might be a turning point for the booze-addled screw-up, but no… he continues along his self-destructive path, being thoroughly obnoxious and foul-mouthed for the entire movie. Thornton's grouchy, abusive, misogynistic, self-destructive Santa is the be all and end all of the entire film—a one-note joke that isn't funny in the first place.