Fred Claus Those who simply can't get enough of fat suits and FX-fashioned elves might hope to find some Christmas spirit in Fred Claus , a comedy… Fred Claus Those who simply can't get enough of fat suits and FX-fashioned elves might hope to find some Christmas spirit in Fred Claus , a comedy…
Movie on DVD Review

Fred Claus (2008)

EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Nov 25, 2008; DVD Release Date: Nov 25, 2008; Movie Rated: PG; Genre: Comedy; With: Paul Giamatti and Vince Vaughn; Distributor: Warner Bros.

Those who simply can't get enough of fat suits and FX-fashioned elves might hope to find some Christmas spirit in Fred Claus, a comedy starring Vaughn as St. Nick's rascally older brother. However, the EXTRAS — director David Dobkin's overeager commentary and 13 additional scenes (see more of Vaughn's rambling rants!) — will leave you with an empty feeling that contrasts the warm, brotherly love Vaughn and Giamatti find at movie's end. Leave this one out of your letter to Santa. C–

Originally posted Nov 26, 2008 Published in issue #1024 Dec 05, 2008 Order article reprints