A Christmas Carol Reviews

December 30, 2019
[Steven] Knight's inventions, while florid, did create a psychological truth behind Scrooge's conduct, a reason for his transformation beyond the magic of Christmas.
December 23, 2019
It ought to be too hammy to hang together, and it would probably have worked as a one-off film rather than the full three-hour mini-series, but I found myself watching, mainly due to the central performances.
December 23, 2019
This was clearly aiming to be more than a predictable period drama. Hurrah for that, because what is the point in remaking something unless you're going to bring something different to the table?
December 23, 2019
A Christmas Carol like none you'd ever seen.
December 23, 2019
This was a total cut above the crowd - nutty, muscular, textured and with Guy Pearce delivering an intense, complex performance as Scrooge.
December 20, 2019
Steven Knight induces an impressively brooding and sombre tone to proceedings in this three-part adaptation, while stripping Dickens of much of his over-fertile virtuosity. The result is Dickens for those who don't much like Dickens.
December 20, 2019
Classicists may quibble with the casting of Guy Pearce, but he's a fine actor, and just the man to lend existential impatience to the ice-hearted businessman.
December 19, 2019
Those hoping to get into the Christmas spirit and come away feeling warm inside, touched by the power of kindness, might want to avoid A Christmas Carol.
December 19, 2019
Lenny Rush's performance as Tiny Tim was refreshing: Rush's Tim is witty and delivers his lines with a wisdom beyond his years.
December 18, 2019
This remoulding of A Christmas Carol is a welcome and wintry depiction of torment.
December 17, 2019
In Steven Knight and Nick Murphy's hands, this familiar story feels vivid and vital and new.
December 17, 2019
It's ultimately an ambitious, brutal take on Dickens's familiar ghost story. Yes, it's a little hammy, but it's also haunting and hallucinatory. Just don't expect to sleep well on Christmas Eve.
December 16, 2019
This is a gamechanger in Christmas entertainment.