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½ December 25, 2015
Charming but messy take on the Christmas Carol story that works thanks to Bill Murray's great lead performance but is inconsistent due to Donner's direction. Murray is at his leading man best as Frank Cross, delivering big laughs with a nice sense of emotion, making you originally hate him for the jerk he is but hope he does find redemption. He gets great support from the rest of the cast, particularly Karen Allen as his lost love while Bobcat Goldthwait is hilarious as an employee fired on Christmas Eve. The problem with the film is behind the camera, as Richard Donner does not have the stylistic ability to pull off this twisted tale. In more straight-forward stories, like "Superman" & "Lethal Weapon", he's perfect but this film quite frankly needed the look of someone like Tim Burton. As a result, it just looks messy and inconsistent, though Danny Elfman does deliver a nice score. Overall, still a fun Christmas film that, despite it's flaws, make for fun holiday viewing.
December 24, 2015
Better than average Christmas movie - a retelling of a classic, and very much in the 80's yet not totally dated. Some of the special effects are still pretty convincing, and each of the ghosts has a unique personality that matches their intended shade of nostalgia. Bill Murray is good and shares chemistry with each of the actors he shares time with. The score is also well done.
December 23, 2015
Great! A must see at Christmas!
December 23, 2015
Very much a film of two halves. The first 45 minutes is laugh-out-loud hilarious as we watch Bill Murray's appalling TV executive bully, cajole and intimidate various underlings like a stoner Donald Trump. But it all falls apart from then on, becoming increasingly ramshackle and shrill and culminating in a horribly misjudged finale. A shame.
December 22, 2015
This is probably my favorite rendition of the oft-repeated Charles Dickens tale.

Grade: A
½ December 21, 2015
Put A Little Love In Your Heart
December 14, 2015
Giving the classic Charles Dickens tale a more mature and zany twist, that also provides a stellar cast.
December 14, 2015
A bit histrionic but good fun and ends on a sweet note.
½ December 13, 2015
12/11/2015: One of my favorite Christmas movies. Classic Murray!!
December 6, 2015
watching with Molly.
November 9, 2015
A great modern twist on a classic story.
October 29, 2015
"A Christmas Carol" is an oft told tale. One of my personal favorites, and one that I revisit every holiday season. But it's never been told like this before! Bill Murray, as always, is a twisted comedy genius. Bobcat Goldthwait FINALLY has a major role in a film he can be proud of, and Carol Kane's performance as the Ghost of Christmas Present has got to be seen to be believed. Watch this movie any time of the year. Yule love it!
October 26, 2015
Bill Murray carries this film along quite nicely.
August 28, 2015
Seasonal favourite. Second to Groundhog Day
½ July 10, 2015
one of the best Christmas movies ever
June 14, 2015
Bill Murray's anti-holiday comedy isn't perfect but has a dark- edged humor that works for the film and it s message and a sweet ending .
June 2, 2015
Unfortunately sanctimonious.
½ April 16, 2015
Murray's updated,purely for the laughs remake of this classic is a fun ride.
½ February 23, 2015
Good choice at christmas.
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