Although the Muppets pile on the wit and child-friendly slapstick, they never dumb down, and never compromise their story's literary origins.
| Original Score: 5/5
There's lots to love here, particularly Michael Caine's deadly straight take on Scrooge.
| Original Score: 3/5
The late Jim Henson would have been proud of the job that his son did directing this production. It's a solid Muppets feature. Call it "The Muppets Take Dickensian London."
| Original Score: 7/10
Director Brian Henson should have left brand expectations out of it and simply carried on in the vein of his father's excursions into fantasy.
| Original Score: 2/4
There are plenty of laughs and a host of memorable songs crooned by everyone from Miss Piggy to Statler and Waldorf.
| Original Score: 4/5
A gentle, fuzzy version of the Dickens classic.
Not, maybe, the most rigorous of Christmas Carol adaptations, although it is a lot more faithful than one would perhaps have expected... at any rate a great Muppet film.
| Original Score: 9/10
The fit between sentiment and satire is not always a comfortable one and the more dedicated fans of either the story or the Muppets may leave theaters dissatisfied.
Nothing can really diminish the late Jim Henson's irresistibly appealing characters.
A mixed bag of mixed moods.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
This is the dullest and least successful adaptation of the Christmas chestnut I've ever seen.
...an above-average Muppet movie...
| Original Score: 3/4
Strikes just the right balance of irony and sincerity...genuinely heartwarming, from its opening dedication to Henson and Hunt to its joy-to-the-world finale. [Blu-ray]
It's hard not to smile at this one and be moved by it at the same time. (Anniversary Edition)
With so many good versions of this story on film, it's a little difficult to recommend this telling
| Original Score: 2.5/5
There's no great show of wit or tunefulness here, and the ingenious cross-generational touches are fairly rare. But there is a lively kiddie version of the Dickens tale, one that very young viewers ought to understand.
Fun, but seems to be missing a magical tone that'd you'd hope for when combining the Muppets and Dickens.
Rizzo the Rat needs his own movie. Michael Caine, on the other hand, doesn't.
| Original Score: 2/5
Another Muppet classic. The best "Christmas Carol" adaptation yet!
| Original Score: 5/5