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To save his declining business, Chris Cringle (Mel Gibson), also known as Santa Claus, is forced into a partnership with the U.S. military. Making matters worse, Chris gets locked into a deadly battle of wits against a highly skilled assassin (Walton Goggins), hired by a precocious 12-year-old after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking. 'Tis the season for Fatman to get even, in the action-comedy.~David Carlson
Deleted and Extended Scenes with Optional Directors' Commentary
Storyboards To Film with Directors' Commentary
Commentary by Mel Gibson, Directors Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms, Producer Michele Lang and Director of Photography Johnny Derango
Mel Gibson is a controversial actor, but upon watching Fatman, a film where Gibson plays a grizzled, disheartened Santa Claus, I was reminded how charismatic of an actor he is, and how much of presence he is on screen.
But aside from that the film knows what it is, but plays it straight which only adds to its enjoyment... and might be the second best action Christmas movie (Die Hard being number 1)
Mel has been somewhat under the radar lately. Fatman is one such film you have to look for. It's surprisingly , funny, action packed and a great movie experience in general. Much like The Nic Cage starring Willy's Wonderland. The stars of yesteryear show they still got it at this stage in their careers.
If you want to see a different kinda Christmas movie....this is the one to watch....I loved the take on Santa Claus and Mel Gibson was great as the title character.....I can't say no more because I don't want to be a spoiler for the movie.
P.S. its not a Christmas movie for little kids.....like "miracle on 34th street" or "it's a wonderful life"!!!!!
This was a different take on Santa Claus movies. I have always said, Mel Gibson can carry a movie even if it's written poorly. If you like action movies and Mel ,
this one was fun and had its share of humorous moments. I would actually give it 3 and a 1/2 stars , not 4. That being said ,I really did enjoy the movie and would recommend it. The little boy definitely deserved to be on the naughty list. Walton Goggins was a fun pick for the hired hitman.
Surprising Christmas movie with a kick-butt Santa!
Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
Bought this movie without ever having seen it. I like Christmas movies and Mel Gibson, so it seemed worth the try. It was pretty darn good! Not a typical Christmas movie, but interesting and funny. It's nice to know Santa has a few tricks up his sleeve to deal with no-gooders. Was on sale and worth every bit.
Best Christmas movie since Die Hard. It was hilarious and I had fun watching it. Santa Claus is fighting to save his declining business and is forced into a partnership with the U.S. military. Meanwhile, Billy, a neglected and precocious 12 year old, hires a hit man to kill Santa after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking. Definitely some dark comedy at its best. Take a look.