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Disney's A Christmas Carol Reviews

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January 24, 2018
If you are officially done with Halloween, and you're ready to start feeling like Christmas is right around the corner, then this movie is a must.
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
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.
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
January 2, 2011
Bah humbug: Zemeckis and Carrey screw with Scrooge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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-
November 30, 2009
Robert Zemeckis' infatuation with the motion-capture animation process has officially gone too far...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
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
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
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