Fred Claus

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Holiday comedy's no classic, but it's OK for kids.

PG 2007 116 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 17 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 18 reviews

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age 10+

Missing race

In sending presents to various families in the world, the movie failed to show a family in AFRICA receiving present. Meanwhile, the content was mentioned by Santa in the movie. A "Black" family receiving a present could do

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age 7+

Fun Movie for Kids

My kids enjoyed the movie, which is what really matters. I thought it was cheesy.

Movie Details

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