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Based on 26 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
Chicago Sun-Times
The movie is not a special effects extravaganza like "The Grinch," but in a way that's a relief. It's more about charm and silliness than about great hulking multimillion-dollar high-tech effects.
75
A nice little holiday movie.
75
For an anonymous Saturday afternoon, it's the best lump of coal Hollywood can jam in your stocking.
75
New York Daily News
Won't replace anyone's annual viewing of "It's a Wonderful Life." But your family could find a worse way to take a holiday break.
63
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Frankly, if I were Mrs. Claus, I might be looking for Santa Clause 3, outlining the grounds for annulment.
63
Isn't perfect, but it's fun, and Tim Allen shines
50
Wall Street Journal
The only parts of the film that ring true -- and they sometimes ring touchingly true -- are the ones that give Mr. Allen simple human themes to work with.
50
Philadelphia Inquirer
Has the disjointed feel of a bunch of strung-together TV episodes.
50
No question, the new movie is amiable family entertainment, and Allen is such an affable actor that maybe kids won't begrudge him seeking romantic fulfillment in order to remain their favorite Santa.
38
If you value your time and money, find an escape clause and avoid seeing this trite, predictable rehash. The 90 minutes could be better spent doing holiday shopping.

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