A Christmas Carol (1999)





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Movie Info

Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek: The Next Generation) stars as Scrooge, the mean-spirited miser who gets his terrifying comeuppance when he imagines he's visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, and taken on a life-altering journey. Spellbinding special effects, a star-studded cast and a timeless holiday story make this brilliant presentation of Dickens' classic the most heartwarming, compelling and powerful adaptation ever filmed.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Charles Dickens, Peter Barnes
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 31, 2000
Warner Home Video - Official Site


as Ebenezer Scrooge

as Bob Cratchit

as Tiny Tim

as First Spirit

as Albert Fezziwig

as Mrs. Cratchit

as Second Spirit

as Jacob Marley

as Fred Bowley

as Old Joe

as Mrs. Dilber

as Mrs. Riggs

as Young Scrooge

as Mrs. Bennett

as Third Spirit

as Clergyman
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Critic Reviews for A Christmas Carol

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

August 29, 2005

April 1, 2005
One Guy's Opinion

January 3, 2003
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for A Christmas Carol


Adequate retelling but the George C. Scott version is still the best.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Decent version of the story.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer


After my first viewing of this I was very disappointed. A second viewing helped make it more worthwhile. The problem is that this is a made for TV movie and there are sections where it is really noticeable. The main problem for me is the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. It has two LED's for eyes, and human hands. It looks like a bad Halloween outfit. I am also not very taken with Stewart's Scrooge. He seems far too aggressive and hate filled. Scrooge is supposed to be cruel, but not lose his humanity. Otherwise, the redemption just seems awkward. Still, one must respect how close it stays to the novel and it mixes the horror and charm well for the most part.

Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

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