A Boy Called Christmas

A Boy Called Christmas

A Boy Called Christmas

The director of Oscar-nominated family film Monster House helms this re-imagined origin story of Father Christmas. Stars Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey), Jim Broadbent (Paddington), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), newcomer Henry Lawfull, and Stephen Merchant (Jojo Rabbit) as the voice of pet mouse Miika.

2021Rating: PG, Some scenes may scare very young children106 minsUK
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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

A resplendent Santa Claus origin story with a star-filled cast, sumptuous visuals, and some melancholy details to keep it from being too sugary.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Pulsing through this winning adventure tale is... the immersive power of storytelling.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Big-hearted and entertaining, but possibly lacking a little fun or oomph. A lovely warming film, though.

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Stuff

Stuff

An enjoyable, good-natured, completely secular and inclusive yarn.

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