The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Released 2007


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Michael Lembeck
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause 2006 Disney family comedy sequel to the 1994 Santa Clause. The film is directed by Michael Lembeck and written by Ed Decter. In the film, Scott Calvin/Santa (Tim Allen) is finally accepting his role as Santa. His wife Carol/Mrs. Claus (Elizabeth Mitchell) is doing a good job at the North Pole. Everyone is happy and Carol's parents (Ann-Margaret and Alan Arkin) are coming to spend the holidays with them. Unfortunately, on Christmas Eve the Counsel of Legendary Figures calls an emergency meeting. The Counsel which includes Mother Nature (Aisha Taylor), Tooth Fairy (Art La Fleur), Cupid (Kevin Pollack) and the Easter Bunny (Jay Thomas), want to inform Santa and Mrs. Claus that the evil Jack Frost (Martin Short) is planning to ruin Christmas this year for everyone across the world. Will Santa fulfill all his duties this year, or will Jack Frost be successful and destroy Christmas this year?

Metacritic Score

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Gene Seymour

    As a full-service holiday movie, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause gets you into the mood to shop early and often by making the North Pole look like a shopping mall with a neve...

  • 50

    Variety Justin Chang

    Not unlike the shiny snow globe at its center, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause is a thing of consummate craftsmanship, a smoothly engineered and fundamentally lifeless object...

  • 30

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    One of the good things about bad movies is that when someone sneers about the unworthiness of a perfectly mediocre film like, say, "Crash," you can turn to a seriously unworthy fil...

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Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Kids


Family Dramas, Family Comedies, outrageous situations, for true believers, love story