Sam’s review published on Letterboxd:
Was not expecting to like this half as much as I did, especially not after the first thirty minutes left a bad taste in my mouth. But once Klaus came in and the mythology behind the man who would be Santa began to unfold, this movie really took off. Definitely did not expect to cry during this, so well done on that.
My only other complaint were the villains. I get their function but they felt a little tacked on.