An American Carol
An American Carol (2008)

Ebenezer Scrooge gets the parody treatment from veteran writer/director David Zucker (Airplane!, Scary Movie 4) with this comedy starring Kevin Farley as a derisive documentarian ( la Michael Moore) who's visited by three ghosts intent… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 30, 2008
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11%
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46%



Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An American Carol suffers not so much from its perceived political bias, but from the fact that it simply is not very funny.

Susan Walker
Toronto Star

Utterly asinine, sophomoric, tasteless, the movie has much in common with Zucker's Airplane!, The Naked Gun 2 1/2 and Scary Movie sequels, minus the laughs.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's a polemic, a screed, a combination comic rant and sentimental flag-waver that doesn't work as either.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

You could strip every last marginally political idea from the movie, and it would still probably be one of the most grueling, unfunny things released that year.

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Todd McCarthy
Variety

Poorly made indie production has a script that feels like a list of ripostes collected over the last several years to liberal criticisms of the U.S.: The whole enterprise feels far more agenda- than entertainment-driven.

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Sam Adams
AV Club

What makes An American Carol overtly depressing rather than merely lame is its allegiance to a diseased political discourse built on crude dichotomies: Either you're a bellicose, God-fearing patriot or a troop-hating, traitorous hippie.

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William Goss
Cinematical

It is hard to believe that a comedy this singularly inept and downright unfunny came from one of the minds behind one of the funniest comedies of all time, Airplane!.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

An American Carol is about as not-funny as a comedy can get.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

I can't imagine anyone -- Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative, red-state or blue-state, earthling or E.T. -- finding An American Carol anything other than 'not funny.' And idiotic. And demeaning. And aggressively, persistently crummy.

Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

Kada vi%u0161e potrebe za Michaelom Mooreom ne bude, potrebe za filmovima koje tog istog Moorea parodiraju bit %u0107e jo%u0161 manje.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
ZuckNuckle my Man! <center>Laugh like your Country depends on it.</center> WARNING! This movie may be offensive to children, young people, old… More
Alex Matarese
Mildly funny. Not awful, but not that good either. As far as the message goes, it's as ridiculous as, well, one of Michael Moore's movies.
Nate Zoebl
[font=Arial][color=DarkRed]Being a conservative in Hollywood is like being a gay Republican - tough business. Director David Zucker has a notable history with… More
Deb S
This movie has more than its share of stupid, slapstick scenes but really what else would you expect from a movie with Leslie Nielsen? The plot is based loosely… More
Daniel Dolgin
I thought this was a really funny movie, why all the criticism?
Philip Price
I watched the first twenty minutes of this with some friends and they didnt seem to enjoy it so much, so we turned it off, but I was interested enough and… More