Scrooged Reviews

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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
April 7, 2015
Despite the juicy, on-the-edge craziness, Murray is able to layer his outrageous histrionics with an inner sensibility, making his ultimate transformation not only believable but Christmas-cheer uplifting.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 4, 2011
It's got Bill Murray, and that's always a good thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 13, 2009
A meaningful Christmas Carol this is not, but a perfectly entertaining yuletide comedy this certainly is.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 20, 2009
Bill Murray is the one of the greatest screen Scrooges in this 1980s updating.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 27, 2007
Tacky in the extreme, this self-congratulatory 1988 film is an exercise in hypocrisy, indulging every form of Christmas exploitation that it pretends to attack, and many of the laughs are forced.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4

TV Guide's Movie Guide
November 27, 2007
A number of talented actors appear, but only a few are able to make much of a mark given their limited screentime.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
November 27, 2007
An appallingly unfunny comedy, and a vivid illustration of the fact that money can't buy you laughs.
Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
August 12, 2006
Frequently funny take on Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" with Murray learning a lesson.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Rowdy stuff for the light in head.
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
February 20, 2006
I found much of this irreverent modernization of A Christmas Carol to be hilarious, and I commend Murray and director Donner for giving their film a sardonic edge.
| Original Score: 7/10
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 3, 2006
A roaring good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
October 20, 2004
I saw this during a brief visit to Germany and it really helped things suck less. Possibly even funnier dubbed in incomprehensible German.
| Original Score: 4/5
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
June 4, 2004
Necessary viewing during the holidays.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
May 21, 2004
The smart-aleck comedy keeps the holiday cheer from getting too sugary.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
April 30, 2004
Forgetable holiday offering with Murray at his least inspired.
| Original Score: 2/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
December 7, 2003
Proves that remakes and new visions of old material need not be redundant.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
In spite of the jokes at the expense of television-network censors, there's very little in the film, aside from naughty words, that wouldn't be perfectly acceptable on prime-time television.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 21, 2003
So-so variant on A Christmas Carol as a Bill Murray vehicle,
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 18, 2003
Made in the crappy Murray years between CADDYSHACK and RUSHMORE. A few laughs, but mostly forgettable.
| Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
February 12, 2003
Good idea that never fully plays itself out.
| Original Score: 2/5
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