Scrooged Reviews

November 19, 2019
It's not a bad notion for a satiric comedy and this one begins well, but then veers entirely out of hand until it's as over-inflated as its own Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come and as funny as a mugging.
November 19, 2019
On balance... Bill Murray's lazy humor carries the movie up until his genuinely sweet relationship with an old girlfriend.
April 7, 2015
Despite the juicy, on-the-edge craziness, Murray is able to layer his outrageous histrionics with an inner sensibility, making his ultimate transformation not only believable but Christmas-cheer uplifting.
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.
November 27, 2007
An appallingly unfunny comedy, and a vivid illustration of the fact that money can't buy you laughs.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Rowdy stuff for the light in head.
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.
Top Critic
April 17, 2001
Whenever Bill Murray is in a film, there's always one simple rule. Give him a decent set-up and you've got yourself a classic.
January 1, 2000
This is not a 'good movie' -- in fact, it's a sprawling mess -- but I like it.
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.
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.