It's days before Christmas and reindeer are found running loose through the streets of London. Meanwhile an astonished 9 year-old Tom (newcomer Kit Connor) discovers Santa (Jim Broadbent) in the garden shed. He has crash landed while test driving his new sleigh and enlists Tom and his father Steve (Rafe Spall) to help him get back to Lapland. But what happens when Santa is arrested and-thrown into prison? Will Steve and Tom be able to break him out in time for Christmas? Get Santa is a heart-warming and funny family adventure about a father and son reconnecting to discover the magic of Christmas.
A good fun Christmas film with a great first half
- Get Santa review by PV
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You rated this film: 4
The first half of this film is great. Really tight writing, a super cast including the best British character actor alive today Jim Broadbent (plus some other good actors and lines), arch dialogue, fun times.
Then, about half way through, it all goes a bit pear-shaped - like so many movies today. It tries too hard and is over-long.
Maybe it should have been a 1 hour TV drama instead of a film?