"Eshom and Ian Nelms' offbeat ambition makes them people to keep an eye on, but their plodding execution still needs some work. 'Fatman' could have been the 'Unforgiven' of Christmas cinema, unfortunately, it feels like the product of a pair of busy but unfocused imaginations.
- Jake Watt
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"Fun dark Christmas movie featuring two great performances from Mel Gibson, making for a grisly and bitter Santa Claus, and Walton Goggins doing what he does best, playing a ruthless bad guy. Somewhere in the middle was getting concerned the movie wasn't reaching its full potential, but the ending pretty much made up for it. **3.5/5**"
A rowdy, unorthodox Santa Claus is fighting to save his declining business. Meanwhile, Billy, a neglected and precocious 12 year old, hires a hit man to kill Santa after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking.