Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe to Empire!
Save up to 63%
Halo 5 Guardians
The Master Chief returns
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

Click poster to enlarge
More posters to select

Judge Reinhold
Tim Allen
Martin Short.
Michael Lembeck.
Ed Decter
John J Strauss.
Running Time

4 Star Empire Rating
2 Star Empire Rating
Intern, The
3 Star Empire Rating
Beasts Of No Nation
4 Star Empire Rating
Nightmare, The
3 Star Empire Rating

5 Star Empire Rating
Man With A Movie Camera
5 Star Empire Rating
Salt Of The Earth, The
5 Star Empire Rating
Song Of The Sea
5 Star Empire Rating
Look Of Silence, The
5 Star Empire Rating

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
Tim Allen's Santa is under pressure...

submit to reddit

Santa (Allen), aka Scott Calvin, is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas.

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
Tim Allen’s ruddy Santa is behind with who’s been naughty or nice. Mrs. Claus is overdue giving birth. And ensuring everything at the North Pole goes south, Jack Frost (Martin Short with fabulous iced hair product) plots to usurp the big red guy and control Christmas. This overly-busy sequel borrows liberally (hello Meet The Parents, Back To The Future and It’s A Wonderful Life) while clinging cutely to the farting reindeer, multi-ethnic child elves and Candyland decor. Ironically in a jape that’s all about the presents without mentioning the Christian Nativity, the thrust is the evil of commercialising Christmas. Huh?

A little muddled and derivative but what do we expect, really?

Reviewed by Angie Errigo

Write Your Review
To write your review please login or register.

Your Reviews

Average user rating for The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
Empire Star Rating


Okay, The Santa Clause was a great escapsim Christmas movie I watch every year before the big day. It's funny, charming and heart-warming. Santa Clause 2 was okay but nothing special, no way will it beat the first. Now with Santa Clause 3, I'm wondering if there would be a fourth and a fifth and sixth... it's just going to keep on running. Sure, most of the cast return but it feels so out of place and not really funny at all. Far too much going on, there was no sweet feeling that would make you ... More

Empire User Rating

Posted by joanna likes films at 11:00, 04 January 2010 | Report This Post

I thought this third instalement had its good points and bad points.firstly the good parts,Tim allen a is fairly funny actor nd his performance hasnt gotten different from the last two films,which were enjoyable.Martin short was also pretty funny at times playing jack frost,although he was quite annoying at times!The bad points would be that one of the funniest parts of the movie revolved around comet the reindeer farting so it hardly makes it a classic.The storyline itself was also suspect as i... More

Empire User Rating

Posted by thehatch07 at 17:33, 13 November 2007 | Report This Post

Weakest of the series and lacking much charm.

I did not have overlly high hopes for The Santa Clause 3, my major reasoning behind this is simply because I never saw a trailer that really grabbed my attention. The original two always intrigued me, the first because I was a hyperactive four year old at the time, and the second because I wanted to see whether it worked as a sequel. Now the original is now regarded as a Christmas classic, it lives up to repeated viewings and it just can put you in the festive mood. The sequel was nowhere near u... More

Empire User Rating

Posted by 02PARSIM at 16:11, 01 December 2006 | Report This Post

I think this movie will become the greatest christmas movie there ever was... ... More

Empire User Rating

Posted by NEKPWT at 18:01, 18 November 2006 | Report This Post

Denis Villeneuve Talks Sicario
On his cartel thriller and the upcoming Blade Runner sequel

Tomorrowland: The Viewing Guide
Brad Bird talks through his sci-fi adventure, scene by scene

Empire Meets Ridley Scott
The great director on The Martian, Blade Runner 2 and the Prometheus sequels

My Movie Life: Justin Kurzel
The Macbeth director on how Rocky changed his life and the worst ever date movie

Life On Mars: Trips To The Red Planet
A dozen of cinema's Martian misadventures

All Hail Macbeth! The Scottish Play On Film
By the pricking of our thumbs, ten adaptations this way come(s)

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)