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Fred Claus

HD   PG Closed Captioning

David Dobkin

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About the Movie

This is a story you've never heard before, a hilarious and heartwarming comedy about Fred Claus, Santa's brother – and complete opposite. After growing up in saintly Nick's shadow, Fred becomes a grouch who's lost his belief in Christmas. Then, one magical December, Fred flies north (first class via reindeer) to find brother Nick is in trouble: a scheming efficiency expert is out to shut down Christmas forever! Expect fun by the sleighful as Fred helps save Christmas and rediscovers the gift of family. Join Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Miranda Richardson, Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bates, Kevin Spacey and more in a yuletide treat to enjoy for years to come.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 140
  • Fresh: 29
  • Rotten: 111
  • Average Rating: 4.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: The movie is less ho-ho-ho than uh-oh, or oh-no. – Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: As derivative and predictable as any of the holiday comedies of the past few years, providing audiences with at best a handful of laughs. Most of it is uninspired. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: A complete bust, derivative and uninspired, boring and dull, not funny, not moving and about a half hour too long. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Nov 17, 2007

Rotten: There is more plot in the average Geico commercial, so the movie pads itself with detours into sketch ideas that don't develop past the basic concept. – Kyle Smith, New York Post, Jul 16, 2008

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Customer Reviews

Holiday laughter

Funny holiday movie I really enjoyed! Lighten up and watch to all you Scrooges out there!

Really fun to watch

This movie has such an original story. Santa Claus has a brother :) it's really fun to watch for the whole family. 🤗 I laughed out loud quite a few times. The whole movie was great and not disappointing. I wonder why rotten tomatoes gave this 20%? So confused...


I flippin love this movie. Giving out a few copies this year as gifts. The most under-apperciated Christmas movie ever made. It's so funny & also has some seriously emotional scenes. The Superman scene & the elves watching the snow globe ending is on par with It's Wonderful Life most tearjerking moments.
Plus so many great VVaugnh moments. "Watch the angles. Don't drink the Kool-aid. You're better than that."

Fred Claus
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2007

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