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The Muppet Christmas Carol Reviews

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Charlotte Runcie
Daily Telegraph

Although the Muppets pile on the wit and child-friendly slapstick, they never dumb down, and never compromise their story's literary origins.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 5/5

December 26, 2013
Henry Barnes

There's lots to love here, particularly Michael Caine's deadly straight take on Scrooge.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

November 22, 2012
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

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."

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

November 22, 2012
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

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.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 2/4

November 19, 2012
Neil Smith
Total Film

There are plenty of laughs and a host of memorable songs crooned by everyone from Miss Piggy to Statler and Waldorf.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

November 19, 2012
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

A gentle, fuzzy version of the Dickens classic.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 18, 2010
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 9/10

December 22, 2009
Henry Sheehan
Hollywood Reporter
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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.

November 27, 2007
Variety Staff
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Nothing can really diminish the late Jim Henson's irresistibly appealing characters.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 27, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

A mixed bag of mixed moods.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 27, 2007
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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This is the dullest and least successful adaptation of the Christmas chestnut I've ever seen.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 27, 2007
Derek Adams
Time Out
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Good fun.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews above-average Muppet movie...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

January 7, 2006
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

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]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

December 6, 2005
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

It's hard not to smile at this one and be moved by it at the same time. (Anniversary Edition)

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

November 30, 2005
Christopher Null

With so many good versions of this story on film, it's a little difficult to recommend this telling

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 20, 2005
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

August 30, 2004
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

Fun, but seems to be missing a magical tone that'd you'd hope for when combining the Muppets and Dickens.

Full Review Source: Movie Views

November 7, 2003
Kevin A. Ranson

Rizzo the Rat needs his own movie. Michael Caine, on the other hand, doesn't.

| Original Score: 2/5

February 24, 2003
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Another Muppet classic. The best "Christmas Carol" adaptation yet!

| Original Score: 5/5

February 5, 2003
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