Scrooged
Scrooged (1988)

A darkly comic and surreal contemporization of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, this effects-heavy Bill Murray holiday vehicle from 1988 sees the former SNL funnyman assuming the role of television executive Frank Cross, the meanest… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 9, 1999
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

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.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

It's got Bill Murray, and that's always a good thing.

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Variety Staff
Variety

An appallingly unfunny comedy, and a vivid illustration of the fact that money can't buy you laughs.

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Joe Brown
Washington Post

This is not a 'good movie' -- in fact, it's a sprawling mess -- but I like it.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A meaningful Christmas Carol this is not, but a perfectly entertaining yuletide comedy this certainly is.

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Time Out

Rowdy stuff for the light in head.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Bill Murray is the one of the greatest screen Scrooges in this 1980s updating.

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Phil Hubbs
I can't believe this was made in 88! my god that's a long time ago and I remember when it came out haha!. We all know the plot here I should think,… More
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"<b>Scrooged</b> is by far one of my favorite Christmas flicks. Yes I know were in Februrary and Christmas has come and gone, but I… More
Jacob Ethington
Charles Dicken's classic has gotten more than a few treatments over the years. I'm willing to be that there's a statistic out there that in some… More
Anthony Lawrie
It's one of Murray's funnier films and certainly one of the better Christmas movies around (not that that's a hard thing to achieve!) and almost… More
Melvin White
Lew Hayward: I don't mind you shooting at me, Frank, but take it easy on the Bacardi. "The spirits will move you in odd and hysterical ways."… More

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