Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms directs Mel Gibson, Walton Goggins and Marianne Jean-Baptiste in this Christmas-set thriller where a “real world” Kris Kringle has to contend with a hostile takeover from his military contractor and an assassination attempt by a hitman with a personal beef.
A real disappointment given the cast and set-up. You can tell the Coens have been an influence but it is just too subdued. So many potent plot threads are left unravelled. Barely kicks into gear during the last ten minutes. Fatman is no The Night The Reindeer Died.
Perfect Double Bill: Reindeer Games (2000)
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