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Disney's A Christmas Carol Reviews

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Michael Dequina
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
Todd Gilchrist
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.
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
November 16, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Neil Pond
American Profile
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
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
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
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
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
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
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
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
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-
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
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
Kevin A. Ranson
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
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.
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
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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
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