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Call Me Claus

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Predictable, dated holiday film is refreshingly multiracial.

Movie NR 2001 90 minutes
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age 10+

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This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism

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CALL ME CLAUS serves up standard holiday fare -- the world will end if Santa doesn't save Christmas in time -- but that's about it. The predictable story gets where it needs to go, with a few heartwarming moments and very little real suspense along the way. Abrupt cuts to black (where commercials would have been) is a bit disruptive to the streaming format. The real strength of the movie is the way it presents a positive, multiracial society with African-Americans at the forefront, making it a worthwhile holiday choice. But the contrived plot, flat acting (although adequate, none of the veteran cast members really shines), and dated, made-for-TV format keep it out of the pantheon of great holiday movies.

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