An American Carol - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

An American Carol Reviews

Page 1 of 3
October 6, 2008
It's a polemic, a screed, a combination comic rant and sentimental flag-waver that doesn't work as either.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
October 6, 2008
What makes An American Carol overtly depressing rather than merely lame is its allegiance to a diseased political discourse built on crude dichotomies: Either you're a bellicose, God-fearing patriot or a troop-hating, traitorous hippie.
Read More | Original Score: F
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
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!.
October 7, 2008
Right-wing political comedy just isn't funny.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
October 31, 2008
An American Carol dares to mock the Left, but it forgets to bring the funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 6, 2008
Challenging authority as unpatriotic? Bah, humbug!
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
October 18, 2008
Nice try, but I'd watch Airplane! again first.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 7, 2008
This is an uneven, uninspired, tired spoof that has about 10 funny jokes throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 31, 2008
just too insular to be engaging
| Original Score: 2/5
October 6, 2008
Poorly made indie production has a script that feels like a list of ripostes collected over the last several years to liberal criticisms of the U.S.: The whole enterprise feels far more agenda- than entertainment-driven.
October 3, 2008
American Carol reinforces how needlessly divisive our country has become. Certainly there's a better way to say "Yay America!" than this lousy, hopeless movie, easily one of the worst films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: F
October 6, 2008
A liberal witch hunt in court jester clothing, and in-your-face politics presumably to coincide with the election, while certain to have Charles Dickens roll over in his grave. An American Carol: Huh?! Cinema at its foulest.
October 10, 2008
...too unfocused and ill-disciplined to work either as Dickens pastiche or as political satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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
October 6, 2008
Even if it weren't three years too late to parody Moore (ineptly played by Kevin Farley), Moore's ridiculous tribute to Cuban health care in Sicko is far funnier than anything in this desperately laughless farce from David Zucker.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
October 6, 2008
Ultimately, the problem with An American Carol is the problem with far too much political discourse in this country, left or right: It highlights the worst excesses of the opposition for the sole purpose of discrediting the vast middle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 6, 2008
Only you can decide whether you're in the mood to wade through the smear of stink jokes and political ravings.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 6, 2008
An American Carol is about as not-funny as a comedy can get.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Page 1 of 3