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Krampus Reviews

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December 4, 2015
The fact we care at all about the outcome is a testament to the actors, and only the actors. But buried beneath the Christmas clutter is a much better movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 4, 2015
If it was campy, it might have been good.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 5, 2015
Fast-paced, yet frostbitten, it's neither scary nor funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
December 7, 2015
There's no mythological weight behind this flick's anti-Santa. This is more like a standard slasher horror, its baddie on a rampage of arbitrary carnage.
December 3, 2015
We get some cheap gags about fat inlaws and nasty cousins; then Krampus arrives and suddenly it's all straight scares about psycho elves. The two moods never combine.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 3, 2015
Lurches between treacle and terror as it stumbles toward a too-easy ending.
May 16, 2016
A woefully misguided horror effort...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 3, 2015
It's difficult to imagine any children over the age of, say, 10 being scared by this movie. (The resentment of grownups talked into accompanying them to see it is easier to envision.)
December 4, 2015
It all leads up to a noisy, overdone climax...but only leaves you hoping for another onslaught from those twisted versions of that show-stealing cookie from Shrek.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 5, 2019
The legend of the Krampus, often referred to as the shadow of St. Nicholas, is a fertile one indeed, but this "Krampus" - a missed opportunity for anti-saccharine counter programming - isn't likely to create many new believers.
December 4, 2015
next to the spine-chilling prospect of a drunken aunt and a brother-in-law with survivalist tendencies, a carnivorous jack-in-the-box is a piece of marzipan stollen
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 1, 2016
The chaotic visual design -- flashing lights, swirling snow -- too often makes the film tough on the eyeballs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 3, 2015
At the center of the film is a conservative lesson that asks us to unquestioningly abide by society's capitalistic impulses.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 4, 2015
The movie sends mixed messages. It's hard, but gooey, too. Trick 'r Treat showed that Dougherty has a mean streak (with wit), but with Krampus, he's clearly been charged with delivering a wide-appeal PG-13 film.
December 8, 2015
Not an outright disaster by any means, but neither is this seasonal horror picture anything to get excited about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 4, 2015
[T]here might be one or two too many shifts between these tones -- of comedy, of terror, of sentimentality -- for the movie to hold up as a whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 3, 2015
The family members are outlined as mostly repellent characters. And so, when the evil Santa monster (hoofs, horns, chains, beard) eventually comes calling, we're positively cheering him on, begging him to finish them off.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 3, 2015
It's not the disaster that may be implied by the lack of pre-release reviews or the last minute embargo, but nor is it a new holiday classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.0/10
December 3, 2015
While the violent sequences are very effectively staged, the results are a strange hybrid that doesn't quite work.
December 5, 2015
This more-naughty-than-nice bit of skewered holiday horror offers at most a sporadically amusing, but utterly ephemeral, dose of Christmas cheer.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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