An American Carol Reviews

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September 2, 2020
It fails. Miserably.
November 6, 2019
It often takes mockery and even silliness to make one see the best and worst of a situation or themselves or just have to have some fun and it always seems to be funnier when done on film and by David Zucker.
November 29, 2018
The mean spirit of Zucker's satire hardly jibes with the liberal spirits of the original tale.
October 10, 2018
American Carol is [Zucker's] first attempt to merge his newfound worldview with his work. Unfortunately, he swings at so many progressive targets, the punches he does land aren't backed by enough force.
May 5, 2011
You could strip every last marginally political idea from the movie, and it would still probably be one of the most grueling, unfunny things released that year.
December 17, 2009
It is hard to believe that a comedy this singularly inept and downright unfunny came from one of the minds behind one of the funniest comedies of all time, Airplane!.
December 14, 2009
Kada vi%u0161e potrebe za Michaelom Mooreom ne bude, potrebe za filmovima koje tog istog Moorea parodiraju bit %u0107e jo%u0161 manje.
April 23, 2009
Using sledgehammer gags in the service of a dissent-bashing tale, Zucker aims for the flag-waving brio of Warner Bros. cartoons during World War II, but he succeeds only in ruining Farley's big break.
December 31, 2008
just too insular to be engaging
November 20, 2008
What could have been an amusing riff looks more like a propaganda film out to destroy Moore rather than spoof him.
November 15, 2008
The gags come fast and furiously with one-liners to make the case that liberals don't have exclusive rights to humor in Hollywood.
November 12, 2008
... the jokes are lame and the caricatures too removed from any defensible reality.
October 31, 2008
An American Carol dares to mock the Left, but it forgets to bring the funny.
October 29, 2008
Zucker's film reeks of a deeply insecure psychosis, one that's often insultingly mislabeled as patriotism -- which is how it gets away with wrapping itself in red, white and blue while simultaneously ridiculing our Bill Of Rights.
October 18, 2008
This movie is seriously unfunny, and it's not just my admittedly left-wing politics that are in the way of my getting the joke.
October 18, 2008
An American Carol, David Zucker's mirthless conservative rally guised as an update on Charles Dickens' classic Christmas tale, hits a new low.
October 18, 2008
Nice try, but I'd watch Airplane! again first.
October 14, 2008
Overall, Zucker's cinematic middle finger is about as funny as an exploding toilet seat for hemorrhoid-induced senior citizens...a dreary picture mired in sophomoric sludge.
October 13, 2008
Utterly asinine, sophomoric, tasteless, the movie has much in common with Zucker's Airplane!, The Naked Gun 2 1/2 and Scary Movie sequels, minus the laughs.
October 10, 2008
...too unfocused and ill-disciplined to work either as Dickens pastiche or as political satire.
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