Scrooged - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Scrooged Reviews

Page 1 of 3
January 1, 2000
It was obviously intended as a comedy, but there is little comic about it, and indeed the movie's overriding emotions seem to be pain and anger.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 27, 2007
Tacky in the extreme, this self-congratulatory 1988 film is an exercise in hypocrisy, indulging every form of Christmas exploitation that it pretends to attack, and many of the laughs are forced.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
November 27, 2007
An appallingly unfunny comedy, and a vivid illustration of the fact that money can't buy you laughs.
February 6, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
April 30, 2004
Forgetable holiday offering with Murray at his least inspired.
| Original Score: 2/5
February 8, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
March 18, 2003
Made in the crappy Murray years between CADDYSHACK and RUSHMORE. A few laughs, but mostly forgettable.
| Original Score: 2/5
February 12, 2003
Good idea that never fully plays itself out.
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
If Donner and his team had any interest in the story's message, they've picked a puzzling way to show it.
May 20, 2003
In spite of the jokes at the expense of television-network censors, there's very little in the film, aside from naughty words, that wouldn't be perfectly acceptable on prime-time television.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 12, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Rowdy stuff for the light in head.
November 27, 2007
A number of talented actors appear, but only a few are able to make much of a mark given their limited screentime.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 15, 2017
Still, Murray is magnificent in the film, the effects are better than you'd expect, and the 1988 version of Hollywood excess is almost quaint by comparison with the CGI purgatory we live in today.
December 8, 2017
It would be hard to improve upon the classic, after all, and Scrooged not only sticks to the Dickens plot, but makes it believable as a modern fable. But the more difficult part of Scrooged is its modernization, the colorization of Dickens, if you will.
January 24, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 29, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 28, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
November 7, 2002
By the time it draws to a close, the movie and Cross demonstrate their faith and belief in goodness -- and do it hilariously and affectingly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Page 1 of 3