Bad Santa [DVD] [2003]

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  • Release Date: 04/15/2011
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (404 out of 439)

Synopsis


Bad Santa
The Christmas season just got a lot less joyous in this very dark comedy. Willie T. Stokes (Billy Bob Thornton) is a con man and a thief who teams up with his friend Marcus (Tony Cox), a midget, for a very special scam each year during the holiday season. Willie gets a job as Santa Claus at a shopping mall, his pal tags along as an elf, and they use their employee status to crack mall security and rob stores blind just before Christmas. However, there's one flaw to this plan -- Willie is a bitter, foul-mouthed and perpetually grouchy alcoholic who doesn't care for kids, and it's all he can do to keep himself from getting fired while on the job. The mall's manager (John Ritter, in his last film appearance) is certain something's wrong with the Santa he's hired, so he asks the mall's chief of security (Bernie Mac) to do some research on Willie. Meanwhile, one of the kids Willie is forced to talk to becomes a regular customer; overweight, awkward, and the frequent target of bullies, the boy manages to arouse something like sympathy from Willie, who tries to give him some advice and develops something vaguely resembling Christmas sprit along the way. Bad Santa was directed by Terry Zwigoff, who enjoyed previous success with Crumb and Ghost World. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Billy Bob Thornton
    Billy Bob Thornton - Willie T. Stokes
  • Tony Cox
    Tony Cox - Marcus
  • Brett Kelly
    Brett Kelly - Thurman Merman
  • Lauren Graham
    Lauren Graham - Sue
  • Lauren Tom
    Lauren Tom - Lois



Overall customer rating

4.4
93%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    "BAD SANTA" is ranchy but a BEST BUY!

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    PAUL3rdBestBuyUSAcustomer
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    'BAD SANTA" is a funny comedy, but ranchy and the F word is utilized A LOT, but is a good. Saw it in the movie theatre when first appeared. It takes place in Arizona, BUT was actually filmed in TORRANCE, california at the DEL AMO mall, where I used to work in the 1980s. This part of the mall which the store is in the movie, has been torn down and is now an open air portion with the movie theatre in THIS part of the area now. Billy Bob is great as is John Ritter and Bernie Mac (which this movie makes you miss both of them). So DONT BE BAD!, sleigh ride to your BEST BUY store and pick up this copy, It consists of both versions (theatrical and directors cut), PLUS a commentary, and extra features. Havent seen BAD SANTA 2 yet but will. DO NOT BE NAUGHTY! BE GOOD and go to BEST BUY (which has the Best Buys and best prices) AND PUT THIS IN YOUR STOCKING! BUY THIS STOCKING STUFFER! And Ho-Ho-HO all the way!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LMFAO!

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    Filtercharger
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    This movie is dark, but hilarious! It's sooo bad, don't let the kids get a hold of it! and just enjoy what is destined to become one of the greatest cult classics ever. I was rolling in the aisles with laughter when I saw it at the theater, and so was the rest of the audience. I have never been in a theatre where more people were laughing out loud. If you can enjoy REALLY dark humor, you'll love this. Be forewarned, nothing is off-limits in this one. So if you're politically correct in ANY way, you'll be offended. But if you can take a joke, PLEASE get this movie! I can't help but think the negative reviewers I've seen here just don't get it, lighten UP and just revel in the comedic value of how bad people can be!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    On second viewing it stinks

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    Bentemmers
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    I bought this movie because I'd seen it before and I remember liking it. So I got it cheap when BestBuy was having a sale. I didn't finish it the second time. It didn't stand the test of time and that was only like what, 5 years? Meh, not a classic. For some reason I liked it the first time. I dunno why, but after trying the second time I can't recommend it. Plenty of other good Christmas movies out there - if you want rated R you should see The Ref. Seen it many times and it's always good. Only R because of profanity. Not a hard R, unless you're bothered by swear words.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as funny as I thought it would be

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    shopaholic
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    I'm not the type to laugh out loud at movies. I love to watch a new Christmas movie every year. This was the movie I picked for this year. I may not be a fair judge of wether or not this is funny, it takes a lot to make me laugh. I laughed out loud for one part. Wish I would have had my husband watching, then I could give you the man's perspective. I LOVE Bernie Mac (may he RIP) but this movie did not do him justice-his role was not comedic. I don't think I would watch this again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Cinematography

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    sloppiereviewer11
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    If you got the Holiday Blues during the Holiday season this Film " Bad Santa" will make you laugh your butt off ; Its worth a buy and watching. I would recommend this; This Anti- Holiday Movie to anybody this likely alternative to '' its a wonderful Life" However, If you watch the Santa training Class Scene in the ''Bad Santa'' Film that was edited for Theater Release Ten years ago; will you probably will look at those Shopping Mall Santa a lot different next Christmas and beyond have fun watching ''Bad Santa''.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Laugh out loud funny

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    MikeCfromNNVA
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    Saw this way back when at the movies. Best Buy had it on sale so I picked it up. Picture quality is pretty good as is audio. The movie itself is rather raunchy but still hilarious. I don;t laugh out loud much but this is one of the movies that does that to me. I don't think it was as funny as I remember it being when it was out in the movies but still worth watching if you like your comedies on the dirtier side of things. Definitely enjoyable time and the quality overall of this blu-ray is worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hilarious Classic

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    JakeB2792
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    There's so much to say about how great this film is. Though very vulgar, what a great scheme for criminals to partake in during the most celebrated holiday. All of the performances by the cast are amazing, especially Brett Kelly. How that little kid was able to keep his composure while Billy Bob Thornton went nuts I'll never know. Tony Cox and the late Bernie Mac and John Ritter help keep you laughing for the entire duration. A definite buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I didn't find it funny

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    bentemmers
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    He's sleazy, sure, but not very funny. Walter Mattheau would be great in this role, but Billy Bob's just too like this character in real life (at least it seems pretty genuine). Lauren Graham bugs me in everything - including this. No way would she come on to a guy like Billy Bob if it wasn't in the script. The kid is pretty great though. Overall, I say pass. If you want a funny holiday R-rated comedy see "The Ref" with Dennis Leary. That movie is hilarious.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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