Bad Santa (2008) USA
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Director:Terry Zwigoff
Studio:Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Producer:John Cameron, Bob Weinstein, Sarah Aubrey
Writer:Joel & Ethan Coen
Date Added:2012-06-19
Picture Format:Anamorphic Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Sound:Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Languages:English, French, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish
Terry Zwigoff  ...  (Director)
Joel & Ethan Coen  ...  (Writer)
Bernie Mac  ...  
John Ritter  ...  
Billy Bob Thornton  ...  
Tony Cox  ...  
Brett Kelly  ...  
Summary: Instantly qualifying as a perennial cult favorite, "Bad Santa" is as nasty as it wants to be, and there's something to be said for comedy without compromise. The Coen brothers conceived the basic idea and served as executive producers, but it's director Terry Zwigoff who brings his unique affinity for losers and outcasts to the twisted tale of Willie T. Stokes (Billy Bob Thornton), a hard-drinking, chain-smoking, foul-mouthed sexaholic safe-cracker who targets a different department store every holiday season, playing Santa while he cases the joint with his dwarf elf-partner Marcus (Tony Cox). With comedic support from Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham, Cloris Leachman, and John Ritter in his final film, Thornton milks the lowbrow laughs with a slovenly lack of sentiment, warming "Bad Santa"'s pickled heart just enough to please a chubby misfit (Brett Kelly, hilariously deadpan) who may or may not be mentally challenged. As dry as an arid martini and blacker than morning-after coffee, "Bad Santa" is an instant cure for yuletide schmaltz, and if you think this appropriately R-rated comedy is suitable for kids, your parenting skills are no better than Willie's. "--Jeff Shannon,"