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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
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
Nothing can really diminish the late Jim Henson's irresistibly appealing characters.
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 21, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2004
There's no great show of wit or tunefulness here, and the ingenious cross-generational touches are fairly rare. But there is a lively kiddie version of the Dickens tale, one that very young viewers ought to understand.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 7, 2003
Fun, but seems to be missing a magical tone that'd you'd hope for when combining the Muppets and Dickens.
February 5, 2003
Another Muppet classic. The best "Christmas Carol" adaptation yet!
| Original Score: 5/5
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