The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • G
  • 1h 32m
  • 2006
Rotten17%
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Tim Allen is back in the big red suit for more adventures and laughs in SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE -- As Christmas nears, Scott Calvin invites his in-laws (Ann-Margret, Alan Arkin) to join the festivities. But the holidays take a chaotic turn when Scott discovers a way out of his "Santa Clause" and the mischievous Jack Frost (Martin Short) puts the big freeze on Christmas's big cheese! Now, unless Scott can get his job back in the St. Nick of time, it's going to be a very glacial "Frostmas" all around the world! Bundle up for fresh thrills as your favorite reluctant Santa Claus faces his most chilling challenge yet.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten17%
Critics Consensus: Playing Jack Frost as an evil cross between Liza Minnelli and Liberace, Martin Short is a welcome presence, but this tired series continues drawing from its bag of bland gags and dumb slapstick.
Reviews
Globe and Mail
Rotten

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Stephen Garrett
Rotten

Frost turns the occasion into a swag-saturated consumer orgy, which the film condemns even as it h...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Derek Adams
Rotten

You've got to hand it to director Michael Lembeck... he's succeeded in persuading studio bosses to...

June 21, 2017
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Jeff Strickler
Fresh

The movie is more cute than funny. Smiles are plentiful, but outright laughs are widely scattered.

June 21, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Gregory Kirschling
Rotten

This Styrofoam snowman of a sequel overdoses on its own candy-cane-colored sugary cheer.

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Magical (if mindless) family holiday fun.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that kids will probably be eager to see the third tale in this fun, tame holiday movie series. Although it's rated G, there's still plenty of slapstick violence. Jack smacks Scott in the face with a snow shovel, and, in another scene, Jack gets run into and knocked over. That said, Santa's pad at the North Pole is one happy place. There are plenty of magical scenes in this movie that make you believe reindeer really can fly and magic really does exist in the world. And, oh, all those sweet treats!

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:November 3, 2006
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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