Metacritic Movie Ratings
Fred Claus Reviews

3.0

42

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    Fred Claus seems a clever installment, not a seasonal classic, a buffet whose many nibbles you sample, move on and quickly forget.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Yet another ho-hum family comedy hits screens this weekend -- this one in peppermint holiday flavor.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    The surprisingly puny haul comes from the jolly, usually sparkling comedy workshop of David Dobkin, who directed "Wedding Crashers," and Dan Fogelman, who wrote "Cars" -- two great movies that both make better stocking stuffers.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    The movie wants to be good-hearted but is somehow sort of grudging. It should have gone all the way. I think Fred Claus should have been meaner if he was going to be funnier, and Santa should have been up to something nefarious, instead of the jolly old ho-ho-ho routine.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterKirk Honeycutt

    The film isn't just not funny, it is off-putting.

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