Genre Grandeur – Bad Santa (2003) – Digital Shortbread



I participated once again in MovieRob’s Genre Grandeur for July, where the theme was Dark Comedy. A great focus for me, as I knew the perfect movie to talk about. Head on over now to check it out!


darkFor this month’s first review for Genre Grandeur – Dark Comedies, here’s a review of Bad Santa (2003) by Tom of Digital Shortbread

Thanks again to Reut of Sweet Archives. for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Steven of Past Present Future TV and Film  We will be reviewing our favorite B&W films prior to 1990. Please get me your submissions by the 25th of August by sending them to b&  Try to think out of the box! Great choice Steven!

Let’s see what Tom thought of this movie:

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Number of times seen: countless (theater, TV, DVD)



Brief Synopsis: A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.



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14 thoughts on “Genre Grandeur – Bad Santa (2003) – Digital Shortbread

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  2. Hmmm, it sounds like I’ll have to check this one out. I love love love Billy Bob but its hard to see him in a comic role. But I love dark comedies, and reading your take on it, it sounds like his role is more subtle than I first thought.

    I’ll have to give this a watch at some stage. Great post!

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    • I think BBT is a really versatile actor, he can do anything he sets his mind to. I don’t think I’d describe his role here as subtle. He’s anything but. He’s completely abusive, profane, ill-tempered, depressed and fucking obnoxious but that’s why I love him. He’s just. . . such a cock. And he’s dressed in Santa pants!

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      • yeah subtle wasn’t the right word… I meant more subtle in traditional comedic sense. Here he sounds fantastic, I’ll have to buy this one. BBT is one of my favourite actors.

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    • It’s always a pleasure man, thanks once again dude. I’ll see if there’s something I can come up with for August.


    • Hey thanks Eddie. It’s a fun one for sure, a different Christmas movie too. I like different. And I love Billy Bob Thornton. 🙂 Also, R.I.P. John Ritter and Bernie Mac. So weird that half of the main cast have now passed on. . .

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