The funniest movie since Encino Man!!!
Christian | MA United States | 02/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, its that time of the year again. The time to max out your credit cards on uselss items your children will probably lose or forget about in three days. The time to hang up lights around the house only to find the bulbs don't work. More importantly, however, it is also the time of year to bring out the christmas movie collection such as the Charlie Brown Christmas Special, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and lets not forget, Home Alone. Sure, these movies are great, but we see them year after year, repeated non-stop on TV stations such as TBS and FOX. But I'm here to give you some good news. A new breed of Christmas movie is here, and it comes in the name of Santa Who? It stars the wacky, yet lovable Lelie Neilsen who is in his best form since Naked Gun 33 1/3. It is also directed by the incomperable Chad Hoffman who is, in my mind, one day going to be the next Stanley Kubrick. The way he adds the slide whistle noise into Santa Who in order to convey people slipping on ice, or forgeting something they once had (hint, hint...Santa Whaaaa?)just boggles my mind. And let me not forget to mention the cinematography. If you thought a TV movie about Santa Claus losing his memory couldn't have beautiful setting, lighting and mood...let this movie show you the light (no pun intended...[slide whistle])
This movie is the funniest film since Encino Man, starring Pauly Shore, Brendon Fraser, and Sean Astin. If you haven't seen that film, i strongly urge you to see it as well. At this point in time, Santa Who? might be passed off as just another terrible movie quickly put together by television networks to rejuvinate the Christmas Spirit. I cannot tell you enough, it is not. The story is actually quite entertaining and kids will laugh time after time at the wacky sounds and slide whistles. So instead of going to the store to rent the usual christmas movie, try something new and rent Santa Who?"
Not so good
K. VanDette | Cambria Twp, MI United States | 12/16/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Just rented this movie last night, it was a let down as far as good holiday movies go. The only thing going for it was it was pleasant enough I wasn't ashamed to have the kids watch it, it was just bland and boring. Movies like "A Christmas Story", "Miracle on 34th Street", and "(The) Santa Claus" are much more entertaining and can also be watched by young children.Also, didn't realize it was a made-for-TV movie, but it was pretty obvious as I watched it since it had the darkening scenes you always notice right before the commerical break, yuk."
Amusing Twist On Santa's Story With A Perfectly Cast Leslie
Simon Davis | 03/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For those who like myself just adore Leslie Nielsen's wacky roles in "The Naked Gun" series of films, this delightful little Christmas television movie is essential viewing. A story about Santa losing his memory of just who he is just prior to the main part of the Christmas season possibly doesn't promise much however in the most capable hands of Leslie Nielsen, and with excellent support from the underrated Steve Eckholdt as cynical newsman Peter Albright, the opposite is definately the case. What we get in "Santa Who?", is a delightfully funny and at times very touching account of not just one but actually two men's search to try and find out just who they actually are. Both men's search for an identity resulting from very different circumstances; ie Santa as a result of an accident while out driving his sleigh, and Peter, due to a lifetime devoid of love and caring from anyone, becomes a mutually enriching journey for them creating a touching bond between the two men who normally are as different as night and day but who through the chain of events that unfold become better people for the experience."