A Christmas Carol

1999

A Christmas Carol (1999)

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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.

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Cast

Patrick Stewart
as Ebenezer Scrooge
Richard E. Grant
as Bob Cratchit
Ben Tibber
as Tiny Tim
Joel Grey
as First Spirit
Ian McNeice
as Albert Fezziwig
Saskia Reeves
as Mrs. Cratchit
Desmond Barrit
as Second Spirit
Bernard Lloyd
as Jacob Marley
Dominic West
as Fred Bowley
Liz Smith
as Mrs. Dilber
Kenny Doughty
as Young Scrooge
Celia Imrie
as Mrs. Bennett
Tim Potter
as Third Spirit
Roger Frost
as Clergyman
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Audience Reviews for A Christmas Carol

Well done for a Hallmark production, but it does not measure up to the George C. Scott version.

Christian C
Christian C

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½

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

jay nixon
jay nixon

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Decent version of the story.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

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½

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
Luke Baldock

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