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The Hogfather (2006)

Cast: David Jason, David Jason, David Warner, more...
Director: Vadim Jean, Vadim Jean
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Studio: Genius Products, Inc
Genre: Horror, Kids, Science Fiction , Television, British TV, Aliens, Live Action, Killer Critters, Adventure, Fantasy, Lost Worlds, Sci-Fi TV
Running Time: 189 min.

From the mind of bestselling author Terry Pratchet comes this off-the-wall holiday film. In the parallel universe of Discworld, they don't celebrate Christmas. Instead, children look forward to December 32nd, also known as Hogswatchnight, when they'll receive gifts, not from Santa Claus, but from The Hogfather. However, this year, The Hogfather has disappeared, and there may be no Hogswatchnight. So, it's up to Death to assume the role and fulfill all of the children's wishes. Ian Richardson narrates. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

For fans of the books or kids only. by shiftless May 15, 2008 - 10:16 AM PDT
I have read some Terry Pratchet, so I am familiar with his writing, but not this particular book. It's easy to recognize his sense of humor in this adaptation but unfortunately the acting and script range from "eh" to just plain awful. There are a few good character actors sprinkled in amongst the rest, but on the whole Hogfather is very broad and mostly flat. Pratchett's charm is lurking in there somewhere, you get glimpses of it, but over all, it misses. It was made for TV, and the effects, sets, and costume budget generally reflect its limitations.

Fans of the book, characters or Discworld universe will be able to enjoy this on some level, but on the whole I felt it was made for a much younger audience than even the books are targeted to. So unless you have older kids or are already a fan in some way, I'd have to suggest skipping this.

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(Average 6.23)
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