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An American Carol Reviews

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Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kevin A. Ranson
October 4, 2008
... while it may be (director David Zucker's) passion for the (obvious conservative agenda), it's easily more entertaining than either Scary Movie 3 or 4.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
October 3, 2008
I'm giving it a just-barely-recommended grade not because it's terribly funny (which it isn't), but because it's fascinating as a cultural artifact.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
October 3, 2008
The right should follow Zucker's lead engage its liberal opposition with humor rather than the crass protests and attempts at bans usually flung at Moore's films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 3, 2008
It's neat to see a movie from another point of view... Still, the movie has a message, and that message gets in the way of the comedy at least half of the time
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
William Goss
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!.
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Betsy Sherman
Boston Phoenix
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Bill Gibron
December 31, 2008
just too insular to be engaging
| Original Score: 2/5
Pete Hammond
November 20, 2008
What could have been an amusing riff looks more like a propaganda film out to destroy Moore rather than spoof him.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
November 12, 2008
... the jokes are lame and the caricatures too removed from any defensible reality.
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
October 31, 2008
An American Carol dares to mock the Left, but it forgets to bring the funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
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.
Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Jason MacNeil
Jam! Movies
October 18, 2008
Nice try, but I'd watch Airplane! again first.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
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.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Susan Walker
Toronto Star
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 10, 2008
...too unfocused and ill-disciplined to work either as Dickens pastiche or as political satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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