An American Carol Reviews

November 29, 2018
The mean spirit of Zucker's satire hardly jibes with the liberal spirits of the original tale.
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 6, 2008
As entertainment, An American Carol ranks below YouTube clips of Sarah Palin.
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 6, 2008
An American Carol is about as not-funny as a comedy can get.
October 6, 2008
It's a polemic, a screed, a combination comic rant and sentimental flag-waver that doesn't work as either.
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.
October 6, 2008
I can't imagine anyone -- Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative, red-state or blue-state, earthling or E.T. -- finding An American Carol anything other than 'not funny.' And idiotic. And demeaning. And aggressively, persistently crummy.
October 6, 2008
Is there any filmmaker alive, whether Democrat or Republican, conservative or liberal, capable of producing a truly incisive, intelligent satire about our politically polarized times?
October 6, 2008
Cheap shots and mean spirits abound, as do celebrity cameos. But it's the laziness of the writing that most offends.