The Santa Clause

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Heartwarming holiday tale has some potty humor.

PG 1994 95 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 29 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 24 reviews

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age 8+

Just so you know I am a 14 year old just using my moms account

Definitely my favorite Christmas movie of all time!!! Funny and sweet. It is sad at some parts, but it has a nice happy ending. Yes, it talks about how Santa doesn’t exist, but the non-believers are proven wrong in the end. I love this movie and the acting is great. Please watch it!! Remember seeing isn’t believing believing is seeing so please BELIEVE that this movie is good and now go SEE it. Thank you for reading!!!!!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 10+

Not for younger kids

I love this flim and probably watched it probably 20 times this holiday thiers a joke where Laura gives Scott the number for Neil's parents 1800-spank me wich is a working sex telephone number im not checking. If you want a 700 dallor phone bill go ahead but im sticking to the Disney+ censored version

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Movie Details

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