Disney's A Christmas Carol - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Disney's A Christmas Carol Reviews

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 13, 2009
The 3D isn't enough to justify yet another version of this familiar tale; the film seems more opportunistic than necessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 13, 2009
This film is dark and scary enough that it just might scare some in the audience straight.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)
November 13, 2009
It is done with skill and imagination, and overseen by a director, Robert Zemeckis, who knows the value of occasionally quietening things down for a bit of tension or a precisely timed joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
November 13, 2009
Faithfully rendered and extremely frightening.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 12, 2009
What's curious about the movie is that you can tart it up all you want, but Dickens' words still resonate, his characters still infuriate, frighten and touch, and there's still satisfaction to be had in his tale.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
November 12, 2009
Jamais deixa de impressionar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Grierson
The Simon
November 12, 2009
The greatest tension in this adaptation of A Christmas Carol isn't between Scrooge and those pesky ghosts but within writer-director Robert Zemeckis.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 12, 2009
It's a film so determined to make you notice it, that it comes across like an obnoxious child screaming, 'Look at me!'
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
November 12, 2009
... the heart of the story is there, and Zemeckis honors and respects it.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 11, 2009
Leaving aside the technology behind Robert Zemeckis' animated A Christmas Carol, this is the most satisfying version of Charles Dickens' oft-told tale in years.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
November 10, 2009
The real nightmare before Christmas - way too scary for the kiddies and not nearly warm enough for audiences of all ages.
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James Berardinelli
November 10, 2009
The motion capture animation is top-notch and it's hard not to be impressed with what Robert Zemeckis has wrought, even if there's the occasional sense he's pandering to an audience that can't get through a 90 minute story without a few yuks and a chase.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 9, 2009
The biggest surprise... is that it isn't absolutely dreadful. Perfectly pointless, maybe, but not dreadful.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
November 9, 2009
The 3-D motion-capture version runs through the motions, except for one detail: It's visually beautiful.
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Mark Ramsey
November 8, 2009
'My next project is to motion capture some hair and comb it over my 3D scalp,' said Zemeckis.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
November 8, 2009
Robert Zemeckis seeks to answer the one question still remaining about the Dickens classic: What would the story look like if it were cast with figures from Madame Tussauds?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Barsanti
November 8, 2009
Those who enjoy virtual roller-coaster rides and long falls from high places are encouraged to attend.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
November 7, 2009
As a dedicated fan of Charles Dickens' works, I also am a dedicated fan of several versions of his classic "A Christmas Carol."
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Kit Bowen
The Movie Kit
November 7, 2009
Hold onto your mug of warm apple cider. This newest, action-packed version of A Christmas Carol could get a little bumpy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
November 7, 2009
An exquisitely crafted visual experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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