Violent Night (out Dec 1) is set on Christmas Eve and sees Santa Claus (David Harbour) stumbling across an elaborate home invasion while delivering presents. This is part Tarantino with its violence and part Disney with its syrupy, family themes. The writers struggle to make it gel. The family is one-dimensional, the villains are goofy morons, and the film relies totally on unexpected violence to win laughs. Not good. Grade: C.
Mini Review - Violent Night
- Written by Matthew Toomey