Santa's Squad

2020

Romance

166
IMDb Rating 5.9 10 13

Synopsis


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December 13, 2020

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Cast

Aaron Ashmore as Gordon
Jayne Eastwood as Mrs. Claus
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830.29 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
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23.976 fps
91 min
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1.5 GB
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English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
91 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by sd-lister 6 / 10 / 10

Painful

It's a Lifetime movie, so my score is relative (we aren't using The Godfather scale here). The first 3/4 of the movie was pretty decent, the writing wasn't horrible, all actors were actually quite good. It's a cheesy Christmas video with zero budget, but the show was making the most of what they had. That is until the turn. All these movies follow the same general formula; two people, one of who is usually in a bad relationship, find each other, but before the soulmates can be together, some contrived plot device causes one to mistakenly reject the other. In the end, the truth is revealed, and true love wins the day. Usually, it's a conniving ex that causes all the trouble, but here, it's quite possibly the dumbest reason in all of Christmas romance TV history. I won't "spoil" it, but either the original writer, who was fairly competent to this point, went completely off the rails, or the script was hacked and butchered by a person who has never set foot in a kitchen, let alone baked a cookie. And who then decided that the main characters suffered temporary brain damage and completely lost their short term memory. I was half expecting the lead to pull some Polaroids out of her pocket so she could remember what happened two minutes prior.... Anyway, had it not been for that horrendous bit of script, this show might have ranked as one of the better low budget Lifetime efforts. As it is, I'm going with a very painful, 6 out of 10.

Reviewed by CHTO76 7 / 10 / 10

Bad soundtrack

Rebecca Dalton shines as Allie, a good-natured teacher laid off due to budget cuts and ended up employed by a wealthy family to decorate their home for Christmas. While there was the obvious potential for the story to go full-on Hallmark after they introduced Allie to Gordon, the overworked single dad (played by the awesome Aaron Ashmore) who neglected his two daughters, there wasn't enough screen time between the two to flesh out their employer-employee relationship, much less anything beyond. Gordon's two daughters, Allie's best friend Tony, Gordon's butler Daniel plus the old couple at the community centre left very little time for any kind of budding Christmas romance. While the movie adds nothing new to the genre, it was at least warm from start to finish. The one thing that really bugged me though about this movie was how bad the soundtrack was. While I get that most of these movies don't get enough budget for proper soundtracks, this one sounded cheap and hollow and clashed more than a few times with the pacing and editing, and ruined many pivotal scenes. I hate to say this but had this movie been a Hallmark production, it would've easily gotten at least 7 stars from me.

Reviewed by upscmainsexam 7 / 10 / 10

watching it was a gift

Watching it was like a gift from Santa. All positive vibes.... with sweet simple story, brought back the old memories.

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