Klaus (2019)

When Jesper distinguishes himself as the Postal Academy's worst student, he is sent to Smeerensburg, a small village located on an icy island above the Arctic Circle, where grumpy inhabitants barely exchange words, let alone letters. Jesper is about to give up and abandon his duty as a postman when he meets local teacher Alva and Klaus, a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys.

Release Date: November 2, 2019

33 Movie Reviews
  • kiko9680
    kiko9680about 1 year44 popcorn
    It's good
    • aadhi
      aadhiabout 1 year55 popcorn
      I loved this movie, but it was a bit sad at the end.
      • Rodainaover 2 years
        I really like it and it's really sad I don't know why but klaus is kind
        • mario1234567
          mario1234567almost 3 years55 popcorn
          This is so good
          • mario1234567
            mario1234567almost 3 years55 popcorn
            It is very emotional
            • It made me cry almost 3 years
              This movie is good but it is sad that no one found out that klaus is really Santa claus
              • Madartist10 almost 3 years
                • mhkgc235
                  mhkgc235almost 3 years55 popcorn
                  It's really good. I cried at it (and I never ever cry at movies) a few times. It's my favourite xmas movie. It's not even close to your average santa is having trouble delivering the presents and someone helps! 5 popcorns
                  • theindiancritic
                    theindiancriticalmost 3 years44 popcornFeatured
                    TLDR? I used big big word but watch this movie ples. A greedy rich dude named Jesper gets wrecked by his father who tells him to go be a postman in a fictional Siberia. He does, and in doing so, meets a pre-famous Santa Claus, whom he initially tries to exploit. He quickly learns that surprise surprise, money isn't everything and love is essential for the human soul. Klaus undoubtedly has some of the most gorgeous 2D animations the industry has witnessed in a long time, and coming out alongside the animated Green Eggs and Ham series has this hand-drawn digital art style begging for a revival. Klaus is a movie that has love pouring from its scenes in almost every frame, from the way the expressive characters pose in an exaggerated manner to the baked-in lighting that serves to greatly enhance the scenes in this movie. This movie is by no means groundbreaking in terms of its plot, but the simplicity of this storyline is what makes it so accessible and engaging at the same time. A child wouldn't have to invest themselves much in order to catch the subtle expressive nuances laden on the faces of these characters, and that's what makes this movie an incredibly fun watch on such a high scale. As stated before, it doesn't do much to deviate from the very genre it tries to tell Santa's origin story from. There's not much subversion in the way of character archetypes, bonding plotlines, theming, and just the general feel-good tone that permeates itself throughout the movie. Regardless, Klaus proves to be a masterful executor of the very tropes it sets out to emulate from the start, making the most basic character development feel heartwarming and deserved. Spoilers, there's a scene in which Jesper fulfills the requirements to go back to the life of riches he was so used to, and he realizes that he cares for the people here more than he does a life of luxury. He decides not to get on the boat home and goes back to save the day. It's such a painfully predictable turn of events but to see a character like Jesper realize the error of his ways proves to imbue a strong sense of cathartic sensation anyway. Klaus is a movie that strives to be both emotionally touching and hilarious in order to appeal to the lowest common denominator. It can switch tones at the drop of a dime in a manner that temporarily suspends the disbelief of the viewer, seamlessly tonally transitioning in between the two to have you feeling genuinely sick to your stomach for someone's loss or laughing at some absolutely hilarious slapstick moments on screen. This film is a passion project that caters to all audiences alike and absolutely excels at it.
                  • soccerrules13
                    soccerrules13almost 3 years55 popcorn
                    this story was amazing of how the boy brought klaus back to bringing toys to kids