Disney's A Christmas Carol Reviews

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
June 10, 2012
One cannot help but feel the same effect could have been accomplished by simply making a live action film with state-of-the-art visual effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Todd Gilchrist
SciFi.com
February 15, 2012
A remarkable and effective adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel that manages to overcome the familiarity of its source material and become something more fulfilling.
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 30, 2011
A supernatural parable of terrifying, chain-rattling spirits and mind-warping time travel, with a theme of social responsibility that extends far beyond seasonal cheer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Don Groves
sbs.com.au
January 2, 2011
Bah humbug: Zemeckis and Carrey screw with Scrooge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 19, 2010
Zemeckis and Disney's collaboration brings about a cold and forgettable variation using the advent of animation and technology to destroy the magic...
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
November 22, 2010
Zemeckis's retelling of A Christmas Carol is solid, most importantly letting the story itself shine through where it naturally does.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
November 18, 2010
Creepy animation and a somewhat tired retelling might have you longing for the Muppet adaptation instead. At least the film's 3D-designed visuals are breathtaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
November 6, 2010
The 1951 Alastair Sim version still ranks as the Number 1 Christmas Carol, but this mo-cap CGI animated version comes in a close second.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 27, 2010
With a price tag of $175 million, Zemeckis might have even been able to pinch some pennies by abandoning the mo-cap and filming A Christmas Carol in live action. Hmm, I sound a little like Scrooge. Bah humbug!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
Just like a new cover version of a classic song, A Christmas Carol is all crisp technology, same ol' structure, and a lot of spirit as substitute for a lack of soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
March 26, 2010
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Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 15, 2009
What's good is very good and what's bad is sadly bad. I wish I could cut a montage of the sobering and well-thought-out segue from Present to Future, the swooping flights through London and Scrooge's amazing face.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 7, 2009
There's a certain irony in having a timeless tale about a man finding his soul being told in the most soulless way possible
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
December 2, 2009
Its' lavish details bridge the gap between the real and the imagined in a way heretofore impossible.. the filmmakers have put most of their magic in the media and not the message.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 30, 2009
Robert Zemeckis' infatuation with the motion-capture animation process has officially gone too far...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
November 26, 2009
There's no heart, and I don't put it simply on the visuals that almost look real at times. Amazing 3D is the only thing this dark version does really well.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 24, 2009
...there isn't much to fall in love with in Robert Zemeckis's visually overpowering motion-capture-animation...
Full Review | Original Score: C
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
November 23, 2009
takes full advantage of the technologies available, but fails to illuminate or otherwise expand Dickens' story in any meaningful ways
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
November 18, 2009
If you're remaking a classic merely to one-up whoever remade it previously, is it really worth the effort? Fortunately, Jim Carrey decided not to waste a wasted opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4.0
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
November 17, 2009
Watching the humans in this live action/animation combo is like watching 'Zombies On Parade'
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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