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The Muppet Christmas Carol Reviews

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December 6, 2017
This is the Muppets' finest film. Its mashup of slapstick, songs and literary adaptation is suitably anarchic, but crucially it gets Dickens right.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 6, 2017
No party is as joyous as a Muppet celebration, so don't wait until there's only one more sleep till Christmas - enjoy The Muppet Christmas Carol at every chance you get.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 30, 2017
The nervy bookkeeping rats in Scrooge's office are a joy, but Statler and Waldorf (Jerry Nelson and Goelz) as the chain-swinging ghosts Jacob and Robert Marley are, as ever, peerless.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 29, 2017
There may be some people who can watch Kermit the Frog's nephew Robin give his heart-wrenching performance as Tiny Tim in The Muppet Christmas Carol without choking up. I am not among them.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 26, 2013
Although the Muppets pile on the wit and child-friendly slapstick, they never dumb down, and never compromise their story's literary origins.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 22, 2012
There's lots to love here, particularly Michael Caine's deadly straight take on Scrooge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 22, 2012
The late Jim Henson would have been proud of the job that his son did directing this production. It's a solid Muppets feature. Call it "The Muppets Take Dickensian London."
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 19, 2012
Director Brian Henson should have left brand expectations out of it and simply carried on in the vein of his father's excursions into fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 19, 2012
There are plenty of laughs and a host of memorable songs crooned by everyone from Miss Piggy to Statler and Waldorf.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 18, 2010
A gentle, fuzzy version of the Dickens classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 22, 2009
Not, maybe, the most rigorous of Christmas Carol adaptations, although it is a lot more faithful than one would perhaps have expected... at any rate a great Muppet film.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 27, 2007
The fit between sentiment and satire is not always a comfortable one and the more dedicated fans of either the story or the Muppets may leave theaters dissatisfied.
November 27, 2007
Nothing can really diminish the late Jim Henson's irresistibly appealing characters.
November 27, 2007
A mixed bag of mixed moods.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 27, 2007
This is the dullest and least successful adaptation of the Christmas chestnut I've ever seen.
June 24, 2006
Good fun.
January 7, 2006
...an above-average Muppet movie...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 6, 2005
Strikes just the right balance of irony and sincerity...genuinely heartwarming, from its opening dedication to Henson and Hunt to its joy-to-the-world finale. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 30, 2005
It's hard not to smile at this one and be moved by it at the same time. (Anniversary Edition)
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 20, 2005
With so many good versions of this story on film, it's a little difficult to recommend this telling
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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