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An American Carol
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 on instilling the American spirit in the disillusioned filmmaker. Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, Leslie Nielsen, James Woods, and Dennis Hopper co-star in the Vivendi Entertainment production.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 11%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"It's a polemic, a screed, a combination comic rant and sentimental flag-waver that doesn't work as either."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"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."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Using sledgehammer gags in the service of a dissent-bashing tale, Zucker aims for the flag-waving brio of Warner Bros. cartoons during World War II, but he succeeds only in ruining Farley's big break."
‑ Betsy Sherman, Boston Phoenix
"The gags come fast and furiously with one-liners to make the case that liberals don't have exclusive rights to humor in Hollywood."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"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."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"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."
‑ Sam Adams, AV Club
"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!."
‑ William Goss, Cinematical
"just too insular to be engaging"
‑ Bill Gibron,
"... the jokes are lame and the caricatures too removed from any defensible reality."
‑ Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat
"An American Carol is about as not-funny as a comedy can get."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"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."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Kada vi%u0161e potrebe za Michaelom Mooreom ne bude, potrebe za filmovima koje tog istog Moorea parodiraju bit %u0107e jo%u0161 manje."
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
"What could have been an amusing riff looks more like a propaganda film out to destroy Moore rather than spoof him."
‑ Pete Hammond,
"An American Carol dares to mock the Left, but it forgets to bring the funny."
‑ Christian Toto, What Would Toto Watch?
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