Ben Affleck, Gary Senise and Charlize Theron star in Reindeer Games, a festive thriller about a bunch crooks dressed as Santa Claus robbing a casino at Christmas.
John Frankenheimer directed the film which bombed back in 2000, grossing $23 million the US box office and just $32 million globally from a $42 million budget. It was released with the bland and generic title Deception when it went straight to DVD in the UK.
Frankenheimer’s film makes the most of its desolate and snowy landscape and there are a few fun lines scattered amongst the gritty action. Criminally under-rated and unfortunately little seen, Reindeer Games needs to be added to your Christmas watch list.