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Parent reviews for Bad Santa

Common Sense says

Too naughty for kids; nice for some grown-ups.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 16+
Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 14+
Based on 12 reviews
Adult Written byTornadosplash44 December 22, 2017

Good holiday comedy that delivers raunch and fun!

This is a pretty good film. The acting was pretty good, however, the plot could've been a bit more. The film does contain plenty of frequent language including uses of f**k, s**t, and much more. In addition, the film's main character drinks heavily to the point of vomiting. Also, the film contains plenty of strong sexual content. This involves multiple sex scenes that include taking place in a car and hot tub. Also, there's plenty of crude sex talk as well. Surprisingly, the film contains some violence too. This involves plenty of brutal fist fights, chases, an attempted suicide, and some bloody wounds. Overall this is a naughty film for kids, but a nice film for teens 17 and up.

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Sexy stuff
Language
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adult Written bydickhertzer December 31, 2018

Fantastic move, My kids loved it.

Very funny family oriented film. Good for all ages.

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Positive Messages
Positive role models
Adult Written byMatt B. October 24, 2015

Hilarious but not for kids.

This movie is the funniest Christmas movie I have ever seen but it has strong sexuality and vulgar language. F bombs are used throughout and there are 3 wild sex scenes, one in a car, one in a dressing room and one in an indoor hot tub.

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Adult Written byemmastanley August 15, 2015

Funny...

Extreme Bad Language

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Language
Adult Written byBestPicture1996 December 14, 2014

Hilarious, raunchy, XXXmas movie with an edge

I can't tell you how many times I've seen the first 15 minutes of this movie on basic cable, with almost every word muted. I can see now, seeing the entire product, this movie had me laughing out loud so many times. There are fewer things funnier in a holiday movie than watching Billy Bob Thorton interact with little Brett Kelly. Their chemistry is fantastic, and even if you do cringe when jokes about little people, minorities and especially Kelly's weight are brought to the forefront frequently, you can't even try to hold back your laughter. Is it broad? Sure. But it hits so often you'll forgive some of its flaws, because a movie about a swearing, grimy mall Santa isn't aiming to win any awards. It's a hilarious premise fully delivered on, and you should watch it (if you're an older teen/adult) every year right after "White Christmas" to complement the nice with the naughty!

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Sexy stuff
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adult Written byTheTrillonaire August 10, 2014

Funny, But Inappropriate

This movie is funny but is way too inappropriate for Viewers Under 16.

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Violence & scariness
Sexy stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adult Written byTomJohnston5050 November 4, 2012

CriticalHardButGoo

I loved this movie, although shocking and possibly disturbing to some, a hilarious watch nonetheless. Appropriate for adults, but not at all for children.
Parent of a 8 year old Written bycone March 11, 2011

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Violence & scariness
Sexy stuff
Language
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adult Written byRuckman February 7, 2009

Bad Santa

Bad Santa This movie is for the ones who love comedy. A great actor named Billy Bob Thornton plays Bad Santa. Bad Santa is a drinker. He goes out every night to drink and party. The actor Tony Cox plays the little evil elf. This is the elf you do not want to see before Christmas. The movie needed a bad guy, not the really bad one but the dumb one. This kid named Brett Kelly plays the dumbest act in the whole entire human race all over the universe. Playing that part would be unbearable for any other kid. After all, Brett Kelly did it well. In the movie, Bad Santa and the little evil elf go out robbing money from department stores for their yearly profit. Kind of like their main work and goal in life. They get to listen to the children’s Christmas wishes before they get to the main part. Somehow they have no feelings for the little kids. After people left the store, Marcus the mighty little elf gets to the security block panel. Switching off the sensors, Santa waits outside patiently till Marcus lets him in. Once in, Santa heads for the safe. He opens it with a couple of instruments. After a while they split the money and go their own ways till the next Christmas comes. But what they do not know is that the next department robbing store is much tougher. This is one of the best movies, by Terry Zwigoff. There were a couple of problems with the movie and some of it did not make sense at all. A lot of emotions went around on some scenes. This was a major struggle for the director and the filming crew. Billy Bob Thornton had to drink a lot because he had the part where he was always at the bar. The kid wasn’t dumb enough to make it through, but when he got the feel of it, Brett Kelly played the most ridiculous part in the movie which made it very funny. Overall the movie is great but probably not for the children under the age of sixteen. This is one of the best movies ever that had been ever created. Comedy movies are one of the best that would do the trick of cheering you up after an ugly day at work.