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White Reindeer

2013 1h 22m Comedy List
90% Tomatometer 31 Reviews 51% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Suzanne struggles to put her life back together after a tragedy at Christmas time. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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David Lewis San Francisco Chronicle A film about grief and Christmas cheer that reveals a big heart without pulling its darkly comic punches. Rated: 3/4 Dec 19, 2013 Full Review Peter Keough Boston Globe Luckily, [Clark] has a cast that elevates the puerility into genuine pathos and absurdity. Rated: 2.5/4 Dec 19, 2013 Full Review Robert Abele Los Angeles Times Hollyman takes this woman's barely controlled dignity on a quietly brave, revealing ride. Dec 19, 2013 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com There are plenty of moments where White Reindeer could have easily veered off the rails into schmaltz or manipulative melodrama, but Clark avoids doing either, plucking all the right strings in this offbeat symphony. Rated: 3.5/5 Aug 29, 2019 Full Review Dan Mecca The Film Stage It's one of the better Christmas films to come out in some time, and also one of the saddest ever made. Rated: B+ Jun 21, 2016 Full Review David 'Mad Dog' Bradley Rip It Up A star of the low/no-budget scene, Hollyman delivers a subtle, sometimes funny and often uncomfortably melancholy performance. Rated: 3.5/5 Dec 16, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

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Lynnette W The worst Christmas movie ever. Left me speechless. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 12/24/22 Full Review Patrick B When you think about how many good Christmas movies have come out in your lifetime, there really aren't that many. This is one of the best Christmas movies in the last 40 years. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/06/21 Full Review Audience Member Original, but definitely not a "Christmas movie" as such. Set in December, a woman returns home to find her husband has been murdered, and shortly after, that he was cheating on her for months with a stripper. The movie is her coping in various ways, including drug use, befriending the stripper, spending all her money online and attending her neighbors sex party. All of this is shown in quite an ugly and confronting way. Things don't tie up nearly, there is no cheesy family Christmas ending, though there is a sense of her coming through to the end of the grief and hurt. A lot is left to the viewer to interpret, which a lot of people don't like. It's not a comedy either. I liked it, but it won't suit all tastes. So be warned! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member A disturbing Christmas movie that involved a lot of kinky sex, drugs caused by a serious depression. The movie never actually teaches you anything. It makes you observe quietly. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member While the indie film White Reindeer is an interesting character drama, it kind of loses its way halfway through. The story follows a real-estate agent whose husband is killed a few weeks before Christmas, and after learning that he was having an affair, she spirals out of control. Anna Margaret Hollyman gives a good performance, but it becomes hard to sympathize with her character after a while. And the message of the film is really muddled; it's not about forgiveness, or redemption, etc., etc. White Reindeer lacks focus and ends up being incredibly disappointing. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Quirky micro-budget independent, doesn't feel awkward enough and lacks the emotional depth to have any real impact. Good ideas and a couple of fun moments though. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Suzanne struggles to put her life back together after a tragedy at Christmas time.
Director
Zach Clark
Producer
Zach Clark, Melodie Sisk
Screenwriter
Zach Clark
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Apr 10, 2017
Runtime
1h 22m
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