The concept of Mel Gibson playing Santa Claus would be as ridiculous as it sounds, no matter who directs it, or what the story is about, or who co-stars with him. As I did in previous reviews for Dragged Across Concrete, or his directing job on Hacksaw Ridge, it can’t be forgotten that Gibson has a tainted record- That’s putting it mildly. He’s damaged goods and he doesn’t deserve the work by any stretch, but you can’t review movies based on the flaws of a human, but on what you see on the screen. Fatman is a Christmas movie with two characters on opposite sides, on two paths, eventually colliding head to head. Directors and brothers Eshom & Ian Nelms do a good enough job to keep Gibson’s character subdued, while Walton Goggins plays a sinister hitman, given the task to kill jolly ‘ole St. Nick. The end result is an entertaining farce, a mixture of dark humor, wild fantasy, and holiday bloodshed. Fatman is the kind of Christmas movie concept that brings fans of the genre plenty of cinematic cheer.