A Christmas Carol Reviews

  • Jan 04, 2020

    Another fab drama from bbc. Great casting (except Cratchits wife...black but with mysteriously white ginger kids). Excellent twist on well known story. Though i have to say i am with Scrooge all the way. He isnt wrong. And he is totally justified. But his 'redemption' is suitably mild...well written :-)

    Another fab drama from bbc. Great casting (except Cratchits wife...black but with mysteriously white ginger kids). Excellent twist on well known story. Though i have to say i am with Scrooge all the way. He isnt wrong. And he is totally justified. But his 'redemption' is suitably mild...well written :-)

  • Dec 28, 2019

    A marvel of cinema with Alastair Sim captivating as Scrooge. Only a slight overdose of saccharin spoils it (and Tiny Tim looking a little too large and sprightly!)

    A marvel of cinema with Alastair Sim captivating as Scrooge. Only a slight overdose of saccharin spoils it (and Tiny Tim looking a little too large and sprightly!)

  • Dec 28, 2019

    Though this film is a considerably older adaptation of the traditional Dicken's fable, it stands the test of time very well. The performance by Alastair Sim as Scrooge is very remarkable; most notably his ability to convey a wide range of emotions with intense facial expressions, grimaces, and large smile. While the constant remakes of the classic tale may enhance the visual spectacle of the story, this film engrosses the audience in the most realistic setting of the actual story. I enjoyed watching this film in 2019 after Christmas and felt it established the thematic importance of the lesson behind the story. Overall, I think this is the most meaningful adaptation I have seen, and I would recommend it to anyone who can handle older films, especially around the holiday.

    Though this film is a considerably older adaptation of the traditional Dicken's fable, it stands the test of time very well. The performance by Alastair Sim as Scrooge is very remarkable; most notably his ability to convey a wide range of emotions with intense facial expressions, grimaces, and large smile. While the constant remakes of the classic tale may enhance the visual spectacle of the story, this film engrosses the audience in the most realistic setting of the actual story. I enjoyed watching this film in 2019 after Christmas and felt it established the thematic importance of the lesson behind the story. Overall, I think this is the most meaningful adaptation I have seen, and I would recommend it to anyone who can handle older films, especially around the holiday.

  • Dec 21, 2019

    Classic. this is what you should base on versions on.

    Classic. this is what you should base on versions on.

  • Feb 02, 2019

    The best inspiring movie ever made!

    The best inspiring movie ever made!

  • Jan 20, 2019

    Iâ(TM)ve seen this movie more times than any other as I make a point to watch it every Christmas. It is superior to all the other film versions as it is filled with truly moving moments that range from haunting to poignant, amusing and thought-provoking. Of course it helps to have most of the script written by one of the best authors who has ever lived but the actors, particularly Alastair Sim, Kathleen Harrison, Mervyn Johns and Hermione Baddeley set this film apart. Again, all the great small moments combine to make this an outstanding movie. In one scene Scrooge (Sim), upon waking from his lively dreams gives his charwoman ( Harrison) a guinea as a Christmas present. Harrisonâ(TM)s look of disbelief eventually turning to unbridled joy is simply beautiful to watch.

    Iâ(TM)ve seen this movie more times than any other as I make a point to watch it every Christmas. It is superior to all the other film versions as it is filled with truly moving moments that range from haunting to poignant, amusing and thought-provoking. Of course it helps to have most of the script written by one of the best authors who has ever lived but the actors, particularly Alastair Sim, Kathleen Harrison, Mervyn Johns and Hermione Baddeley set this film apart. Again, all the great small moments combine to make this an outstanding movie. In one scene Scrooge (Sim), upon waking from his lively dreams gives his charwoman ( Harrison) a guinea as a Christmas present. Harrisonâ(TM)s look of disbelief eventually turning to unbridled joy is simply beautiful to watch.

  • Jan 02, 2019

    Easily the best film adaptation of Dickens' much attempted classic, A Christmas Carol is a holiday standard with a great lead performance from Alastair Sim.

    Easily the best film adaptation of Dickens' much attempted classic, A Christmas Carol is a holiday standard with a great lead performance from Alastair Sim.

  • Dec 25, 2018

    The best adaptation of this classic. Alistair Sim is magnificent as Scrooge.

    The best adaptation of this classic. Alistair Sim is magnificent as Scrooge.

  • Dec 23, 2018

    The 1951 adaptation of Charles Dickens' timeless classic is perhaps the most faithful film version -- and Alastair Sim's performance as Scrooge is not to be missed.

    The 1951 adaptation of Charles Dickens' timeless classic is perhaps the most faithful film version -- and Alastair Sim's performance as Scrooge is not to be missed.

  • Dec 21, 2018

    This is probably the most authentic telling of Dickens' story and Alastair Sim is a perfect Scrooge. His acting takes a good movie and elevates it to being great.

    This is probably the most authentic telling of Dickens' story and Alastair Sim is a perfect Scrooge. His acting takes a good movie and elevates it to being great.