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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Vince Vaughn
Paul Giamatti
Miranda Richardson
Elizabeth Banks
John Michael Higgins
Rachel Weisz
Kathy Bates
Kevin Spacey
Directors
David Dobkin
Screenwriters
Dan Fogelman
Running Time
116 minutes

Fred Claus
Santa’s no-goodnik brother lives down to his reputation


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Fred Claus

Plot
When wayward sibling Fred Claus (Vaughn) is bailed out of jail by his saintly brother Nick (Giamatti), he agrees to work at the North Pole for the pre-Christmas rush. But with efficiency expert Clyde (Spacey) plotting to shut down Santa Claus for good, now is a bad time for Fred’s brand of chaos...


Verdict
It creates a seasonal glow, but inconsistencies keep Fred Claus off the ‘Nice’ list this Christmas.


Reviewed by William Thomas

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