You don't have to be a cynical old Scrooge like me to see through this transparent nonsense. The moral message is totally confused, just when it becomes time to explain themselves, someone throws a dwarf in the air like it's funny and socially acceptable. Where exactly was Santa ...
Fred Claus has lived almost his entire life in his little brother's very large shadow. Fred tried, but he could never live up to the example set by the younger Nicholas, who was just a perfect, well, ... read more
Directed by: David Dobkin
Release Date: November 9, 2007
DVD Release Date: November 25, 2008
Stats: 14,357 reviews
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May 14, 2012
Great film, probably the best Xmas movie for years. It works mainly because of Vaughn and his deadpan, sarcastic deliveries and being an average Joe in his forties. It makes you feel good not because of the Xmas factor but because Vaughn makes you feel happy and comfortable about...
December 26, 2011
Not the funniest film ever but it does make you feel like you need to be more tolerant of your family and help them out during the holidays. Something to get you in the mood.
August 15, 2011
This is not a jolly film, its funny for a while and then becomes very dark and creepy, but had a great moral that some kids aren't bad, mayb ethey just didn't have a fair childhood and it wan't their fault, and they shouldn't be discriminated from any other kids.
August 27, 2010fb733768972
Fred Claus is very cliche and very boring, right up until it hits ist's mark halfway through. It earns back everything it was drgging behind and leaves you with just enough emotion to cry along with at the end. Tears of joy filled my eyes, and it should to everyone. It's definite...
January 4, 2010
This Christmas movie is funny and has many hilarious moments. The message that there is no naughty child and consequently every child deserves a Christmas gift is great. The cast leaded by Vince Vaughn is fantastic and I really liked this movie.
December 12, 2009
its a cute little christmas movie that makes you lighten up the mood for christmas!
its funny, cute and has a great cast!
Worth a watch!
December 5, 2009
I dont know, I think it was worth watching once.
August 9, 2009
Was'nt really fuss about this but took a looky and wow i loved it.Very funny and loved the two lead in this,rest of the cast is good to in there supporting roles.
Yes it still has a christmas message to be good and all that crap but not really rubbed in your face that much.
January 3, 2009
Finally a mondern Christmas movie, that you don't have to worry about cursing and nasty scenes. My faith is almost restored in Hollywood. This is a pretty cool movie as Fred Claus is forced due to finances to go help Santa for Christmas, and Santa comes up lame and Fred Saves the...
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