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Bad SantaA con man and a thief named Willie T. Stokes teams up with his midget friend Marcus to play Santa and his elf at a shopping mall to crack mall security and rob stores blind just before Christmas. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.
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Characters of "Bad Santa"
Directors of "Bad Santa"Terry ZwigoffBirthdate: 18 May 1949, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA
Creators of "Bad Santa"Glenn FicarraJohn Requa
Critic Reviews of "Bad Santa"NewsweekDecember 14, 2014
An antidote to forced holiday cheer, this scabrously funny misanthropic comedy is not for the whole family.New YorkerDecember 05, 2013
Once the rude shock of a profane Claus wears off, there's not really much to do except await the next outrageous remark.Associated PressDecember 05, 2013
Even when the film threatens to turn feel-good, it thankfully resists the urge.TIME MagazineDecember 05, 2013
Best of all, it plugs into -- and electrifies -- the mostly unacknowledged grimness that lies just beneath our holiday cheer.AV ClubDecember 05, 2013
Much like School Of Rock, Bad Santa salvages a tired, paint-by-numbers formula by resisting it every step of the way, stubbornly refusing to stop its juvenile fun until the last possible moment.Wall Street JournalDecember 05, 2013
I wanted to believe in Bad Santa. At least half of the time I did.The NationFebruary 24, 2016
The movie's one joke -- which will endure for the ages -- is the defamation of the Christmas spirit by Billy Bob Thornton, who stars as a drunken, chain-smoking, dirty-minded, incontinent, foul-mouthed and larcenous department-store Santa.Fat Guys at the MoviesJanuary 12, 2016
if you hate the Yuletide season, you're part of the target audienceTampa Bay TimesNovember 23, 2015
Thornton never backs down from anything the writers throw at him. Bad Santa takes everything beyond tasteful limits.Sydney Morning HeraldDecember 14, 2014
In the annals of movie profanity, this movie would rate an Oscar, but it's actually pretty sweet at heart, although never sentimental. And if you don't believe me, you know what you can do.Screen InternationalDecember 14, 2014
A breath of fresh air.Philadelphia City PaperDecember 14, 2014
If Bad Santa does well at the box office, Zwigoff will get credit for being a savvy player. That Bad Santa is as vile and stupid as Ghost World was insightful and touching is something Hollywood has no interest in measuring.
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