Violent Night

When a team of mercenaries breaks into a wealthy family compound on Christmas Eve, taking everyone inside hostage, the team isn’t prepared for a surprise combatant: Santa Claus is on the grounds, and he’s about to show why this Nick is no saint.

  • Released: 2022-11-30
  • Runtime: 111 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Comedy
  • Stars: David Harbour, John Leguizamo, Beverly D'Angelo, Alex Hassell, Alexis Louder, Edi Patterson, Cam Gigandet, André Eriksen, Alexander Elliot, Mitra Suri, John B. Lowe, Sean Skene, Vance Halldorson, Thomas Lorber, Adam Hurtig, Ron Borges, Adrian Persad, Marc-André Brisebois, Dylan Rampulla, Maxime Laurin
  • Director: Tommy Wirkola
  • jan-hranac - 28 March 2024
    It's all about context
    Just finished watching, the credits are rolling down as I write.

    Does this flick deserve 10/10? No! Absolutely not! However, we've got to consider this in larger scope (as leading comrades in my country used to say). What is the primary purpose of Hollywood? To entertain and to turn brains off! Was my brain turned off? Was I entertained? Yes and yes! As far as I'm concerned, this movie delivers everything that America is supposed to deliver! Do I despise America for its consumerism approach to one of the most important festivals of my culture? Yes! Do I despise America for inventing Santa Claus? Yes!

    That being said, i really enjoyed this, I hope to see many more such movies coming out of Hollywood!
  • Sandra-durand80 - 21 January 2024
    Way Too much profanity
    This could have been a solid 10, but as always, the one thing that annoys me when I watch a movie or a series is the overwhelming amount of profanity use.

    A good movie doesn't need to add so many bad words.


    This movie had a great cast of actors.

    The acting was great, especially from David Harbour and John Leguizamo.

    But c'mon... the f-word was overused in an exaggerated amount.

    I loved the plot.

    It was a fun movie to say the least. Some humor, but as the title states, violence. And tons of it.

    Some blood and bore, but that's what made this movie interesting.

    Overall, I would have gladly given it a 10 if it didn't have bad words in every sentence.
  • mitranator - 13 January 2023
    Die Hard and Home Alone had a baby , it's called Violent Night
    Action packed gory comedy for the adults that didn't lost their sense of humor!

    Add a dose of christmas magic fairy dust and voilà!

    A new cult film is born.

    Of course that some complain about this or that but at the end of it's a matter of taste.

    Definitely not a family Christmas movie, nothing to do with the Griswold's Christmas Vacation but Alone cult scenes with a twist, very much like taking a Disney cartoon and turn it into Happy Tree Friends.

    The only downside on my humble opinion is that the all the secondary characters could have been much better being played by different actors.
  • nafodude - 8 January 2023
    Die Hard 2, but more fun
    It's pretty much Die Hard 2 but with more comedy.

    It was super cheesy at times, but this Christmas film had a lot more than your usual feel good vibes.

    Gore, comedy, love, and betrayal, it had it all. I wouldn't say it was Oscar winning by any means, but it certainly did pass some time without me thinking, "hmmm shall I go to bed?" Don't watch it with kids, because there is a fair bit of violence in it, hence the title.

    The lead was played very well, and if you like Hopper in Stranger Things? Then you'll love Santa in this, he's jolly but also deadly and he certainly doesn't do anything by halves when it comes to dishing out some best downs.
  • nwghhyj - 6 January 2023
    Instant Classic
    See this movie if like classic action movies. Yes, it is definitely a Santa movie. But this movie rocks. Action is perfect. Characters were well done and dialogue is spot on and just the right amount of comedy. Even the bad guys were developed well. Harbour nails it and this has replaced Die Hard as my favorite action Christmas movie. Looking forward to rewatching it every December from here on out.

    And don't worry about getting lectured about political opinions or any of that social engineering nausea. None of that here which is refreshing. Felt like the first great movies I have seen since No Way Home.
  • igrovoepole - 4 January 2023
    Violence that failed to be funny
    The one thing you should probably see about this film is trailer, but no more.

    Neverending chain of absolutely predictable events will make you feel sick and boring.

    There are a lot of great absurd humor comedies using violence as a core element - Tucker and Dale vs Evil (for example).

    Don't take me wrong i DO like violence and strong language in comedies, but you can't enjoy spicy meal if in contains nothing but pepper and salt litteraly.

    Every another movie in genre will be a way better than this. (Bad Santa, Kiss kiss bang bang, so on and so forth) Stranglly i can't say nothing bad about direction, filming and acting, everything is on rather high level, but theese puzzle pieces form a solid black rectangle with "thumb down" sign.

    Hope this revew will save your precious time.

    Take Care.
  • richard_anderlund - 2 January 2023
    Feels very much like Agatha Christie wrote the script and had to mix it with a part of Die Hard 2 and a part of Bad Santa and a little Home Alone.

    Although nothing is especially new, it's a very standard action movie after all, it managed to feel refreshing and entertaining, and funny at the same time. The violence is so over the top, it almost becomes funny and something that makes the movie more appealing to a gore enthusiast like me.

    It's only real flaw lies in some scenes that do not make sence. I would also have appreciated more background information on the characters, but it had taken too long. For me it will be a seven, but it was very close to an eight in rating.

    I can strongly recommend this movie to enyone who likes to be entertained!
  • borg_site - 31 December 2022
    Reasonably entertaining trash
    This movie is pretty dreadful, but manages to entertain enough to be worthy of a single watch. To sum it up, it's basically Die Hard meets Home Alone meets John Wick, but it's well under the level of any of the films that inspired it. It's entire premise is that it has Santa Claus murdering scores of baddies from his "naughty list" in particularly violent ways using a sledgehammer to save a little girl and her despicable rich family. David Harbour does a pretty good job as Santa and is probably the sole reason the movie works at all while John Leguizamo makes for a passable villain, but the majority of the other characters are uninteresting and frankly pathetic. In fact it's pretty hard to root for the hostages who are a bunch of despicable greedbags that deserve to get mauled at least as much if not more than their captors. Leguizamo's Scrooge is portrayed as a sad Christmas hater, which somehow makes him more deserving of brutal dismemberment than the corrupt wealthy thieving trash that Santa ends up protecting. In any case, when the major violence starts, it is moderately funny even if it wears a bit thin by the end of the film. At the very least this movie is slightly more creative than the average Christmas comedy, but that is a very, very low bar.
  • mykstro117 - 30 December 2022
    Santa's Extending The Naughty List
    Kind of like, Home Alone meets the north pole version of John McLain. (On steroids) Cliche storyline of a drinking away his problems Kris Kringle actually becomes watchable when he finally adorns the shotty and begins to blast away the chest cavities of bad guys who magically appear on his naughty list. The slap stick version of traps set by the protagonist little cutie (the only one who still believes in Christmas and Santa) hit just a little different when you see an antagonist's face impaled by it. Leaving you in the movie audience shouting, "Oooohhhhh sh**" out loud. John Ligz* Gillian? 👍🏾
  • rangerp-28905 - 29 December 2022
    Ok movie
    Ok movie but once again liberal leftist diversity director projecting their leftist diversity cultural views in every movie we see today which makes me completely sick and a total failure in future movies. I'll stick to the old classic of the 80s and 90s which aren't biases in their political views. The political system was created to divide inviduals in their own beliefs and reality. One can only ask who's the real fool! Us or the ones who've programed us to hate and choose who's right or who's wrong. It's absolutely mind blowing to go from a Christian up bringing to seeing what the world is today 2022. Let all persons choose who they want to love and marry wirh out the persuasive message of society. Until people wake up to the tatheted bs of today humanity will never regain its prosperity it once had. People unplug from phones,tv,computers and open your eyes and mind to God and witness whatever is happening with humanity today.