#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – During childhood, Fred Claus suffered his younger brother Nick’s saintliness. Jump ahead: Fred is a fast-talking, genial but self-centered guy in Chicago looking for $50,000 to open an off-track-betting shop. When one scam goes awry, he calls Nick at the North Pole for a loan: Nick will give him the money only if Fred comes up to help a few days with the Christmas rush. After his girlfriend dumps him, Fred heads north. Santa’s facing an audit from an efficiency expert, and it’s not pleasant. Fred’s job is to review charts and determine who’s naughty and who’s nice. Is there any fraternal feeling left, can either learn from the other, and what about Santa getting fired?
Plot: Fred Claus and Santa Claus have been estranged brothers for many years. Now Fred must reconcile his differences with his brother whom he believes overshadows him. When an efficiency expert assesses the workings at the North Pole and threatens to shut Santa down, Fred must help his brother to save Christmas.
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Decent watch at best, probably won’t watch again, but can recommend for off-brand holiday movies.
While I like watching Vince Vaughn beat up Santa Claus as much as the next person, I’m not a big Vince Vaughn fan. I’d rather see what Paul Giamotti can do with the Santa role, honestly.
Kevin Spacey, being very much himself, is awful, or his character is, and a story needs a good villain. Being a whiny spoiled kid in an adult body doesn’t really do it for me, especially in a Santa setting.
Fred Claus (2007)
Saving Christmas and Building Bridges.
It does exactly what it says on the Xmas Movie Tin. Poorly received by the critics and equally unsupported by the internet hordes, Fred Claus may be guilty of sentimentality, but for those in need of a pick me up during yuletide then it delivers the requisite smiles to faces.
Vince Vaughn is Fred, brother of Santa (Paul Giamatti), who has grown up resenting his elder brother. When Fred is in desperate need of cash he gets in touch with Santa to ask for a big loan, Santa will oblige if Fred comes up to the North Pole to work for it. Anger, mirth and bonding does follow as Fred causes mayhem among the elves and finds himself pitched in the middle of a nefarious plan being hatched by Clyde Archibald Northcutt (Kevin Spacey).
Not all the gags work but there are some genuinely funny moments, while the romantic threads are a touch too twee. Yet this wears its Xmas movie heart firmly on its red clothed sleeve, and there’s nothing wrong with that. 7/10
What were you expecting?
I gave this movie 10 stars to counter some of the 1-star reviews, but I think it garners a solid 7 nonetheless. I don’t know what those who rated it so poorly were expecting, but for me, it was just what I expected – enough chuckles to be entertaining, pretty Christmas scenery, and a touching story. My 17 and 12-year-old sons liked it as well. I thought Vince Vaughn played his typical character, which is always good for a laugh or two, though rarely one you would choke yourself on. I don’t think the movie would necessarily go over with the pre-school crowd because it’s not “The Santa Claus,” but children who are old enough to understand the emotions being portrayed should enjoy it. There are a couple of sexual innuendos that may offend the more conservative viewers, but they likely go over the heads of the youngsters. I’m always amazed at the range of reviews movies get here at IMDb, and they truly show why we’ll never all get along. I found this particular film both entertaining and moving, which is all I usually ask, particularly of a Holiday film. While “Fred Claus” doesn’t go beyond the call of duty so to speak, it certainly lived up to my expectations.
The Critics Got it wrong
When I 1st heard that Vince Vaughn and Paul giamatti were in this i was more than enthused. I started reading all these neg. reviews so those kind of deterred me a little but, boy am i glad i did go see it the story was excellent the acting even better. Vince Vaughn is at the top of his game. He is his usual part boy character but this one seems different. The supporting cast was also good i especially loved seeing ludicrous making a cameo appearance as a elf DJ. The guy who was in the breakup with Vince was also good. I’m talking about the gay brother. It was good to see giamatti playing Santa and that back story at the beginning priceless so go see it well worth the price of admission
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 56 min (116 min)
Genre Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Director David Dobkin
Writer Dan Fogelman, Jessie Nelson
Actors Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses, Arricam ST, Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), One Post, London, UK (digital intermediate), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 3,047 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI), D-Cinema