This may be the perfect holiday film. Billy Bob Thornton is a boozing, lecherous department store Santa who robs a different mall every Christmas. Zwigoff previously gave us two great ones, ‘Crumb’ and ‘Ghost World’. His first mainstream film is subversive, scatological, rude, and crude. It had me laughing almost continuously. From a story by the Coen Bros.
--Dec 8, 2003