Bad Santa

Lists: Comedy

Brief Synopsis: "A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot."

Overall Ranking: 930 (Rank from 2003: # 11)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 25%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 8.33%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97
Skooch95 - Top notch funny here folks. Thorntonís awesome in a different way than you could ever imagine. Tony Cox is excellent as his helper elf, pushed to the limit by Thorntonís self-destructive sensibilities. MMmmm Lauren Graham, if there are truly Santa groupies out there, I might have to switch careers for a month or so during the year.
(full review)
J Bumgardner85
Bryan Lienesch83 - It's very funny if not a tid too predictable.
Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 7
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 5
Cool Movie Guy Dave Randal80(full review)
Dan O'Neill80 - Though there are some moral voids in Bad Santa, there is still some very funny black comedy that works well with the plot, and with Billy Bob Thorntonís dark but somehow likable performance as Willie.
(full review)
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread79(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest77Comedy: 6
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 5
Thomas Pollock70
Patrick Devitt70
Dave Examines Movies69(full review)
Matt Wells61Comedy: 5
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 5

People Involved

  • Billy Bob Thornton (Willie)
  • Tony Cox (Marcus)
  • Brett Kelly (The Kid)
  • Lauren Graham (Sue)
  • Bernie Mac (Gin)
  • Lauren Tom (Lois)
  • John Ritter (Bob Chipeska)
  • Ajay Naidu (Hindustani Troublemaker)
  • Octavia Spencer (Opal)
  • Cloris Leachman (Grandma)
  • Terry Zwigoff (Director)