The Man Who Invented Christmas Reviews

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July 2, 2019
Does 'The Man Who Invented Christmas' work? Humbug.
June 4, 2019
Builds to a climax with an attempt to psychoanalyze Dickens that is half-baked at best, historically irresponsible at worst.
February 8, 2019
The Man Who Invented Christmas doesn't bring a lot to the table. The story that it tells simply isn't engaging enough, despite the best efforts of Plummer, Stevens and company to liven it up.
December 25, 2018
Despite its pedigree, the film can't quite avoid a degree of Lifetime movie-ness.
August 14, 2018
...this is one holiday movie that's as forgettable as a wadded-up piece of wrapping paper, and should be discarded just as quickly.
December 26, 2017
An overall very calming, pleasant mediocrity.
December 16, 2017
Given the number of successful adaptations of Dickens' work, what is this film trying to add that hasn't already been achieved?
December 6, 2017
It loses its way and literally becomes another A Christmas Carol, so why watch this when one countless other and undeniably better adaptations exist?
December 4, 2017
It's a familiar tale and, as Dickens's study fills with his own fictional characters, comparisons with The Muppet Christmas Carol are difficult to shake off.
December 3, 2017
The film's best sections involve Plummer, who on this evidence would make a great Scrooge in the 20th straight adaptation of the novella. They should have bitten the bullet and made that instead.
December 3, 2017
There are a few bright spots, like Christopher Plummer's Scrooge, but with its too-bright visuals and laboured dialogue, at best, the film belongs on television.
December 1, 2017
This entirely terrible film feels about as Christmassy as watching England go out of the World Cup at the group stage.
December 1, 2017
The Man Who Invented Christmas is a bit of a turkey, albeit with all the trimmings.
November 30, 2017
The impression, despite Paki Smith's sumptuous Victorian production design, is one of constant, cheesy falsehood and wasted opportunity.
November 30, 2017
This film is one holiday gift that deserves to go back to the Returns Department.
November 30, 2017
Humbug? You said it, Ebenezer.
November 27, 2017
This bite-sized literary biopic takes a good deal of poetic license with Charles Dickens' story around the time he wrote A Christmas Carol.
November 25, 2017
It may not be A Christmas Carol, but it's no Santa Paws either.
November 25, 2017
The movie is about launching a product aimed for the holidays while simultaneously being that very thing.
November 23, 2017
This version of events tends to over-explain the inspiration behind the story, undermining the genius of Dickens as an author.
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