Disney's A Christmas Carol
Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009)

Ebenezer Scrooge begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk and his cheery nephew. But, when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come take him on an eye-opening journey revealing… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 6, 2009
DVD Release Date: November 16, 2010
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Robert Zemeckis' 3-D animated take on the Dickens classic tries hard, but its dazzling special effects distract from an array of fine performances from Jim Carrey and Gary Oldman.

James Berardinelli

The motion capture animation is top-notch and it's hard not to be impressed with what Robert Zemeckis has wrought, even if there's the occasional sense he's pandering to an audience that can't get through a 90 minute story without a few yuks and a chase.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

There's a lot of dark magic in this Dickensian Yuletide.

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Michael Dequina

One cannot help but feel the same effect could have been accomplished by simply making a live action film with state-of-the-art visual effects.

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Dana Stevens

How they made it into this Disney adaptation unprettified is a Christmas miracle in itself.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Want the creeps for Christmas? Then check out the latest version of A Christmas Carol.

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Todd Gilchrist

A remarkable and effective adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel that manages to overcome the familiarity of its source material and become something more fulfilling.

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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle

Zemeckis' film preserves much of Dickens' original dialogue and detail while amplifying the utter ethereal strangeness of the ghosts.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Does this entertainment achieve a timelessness beyond its exquisite source material? Not even. Yet there's pleasure to be had and relief in feeling the filmmakers didn't Scrooge it up either.

Neil Pond
American Profile

A supernatural parable of terrifying, chain-rattling spirits and mind-warping time travel, with a theme of social responsibility that extends far beyond seasonal cheer.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
As an adaptation of a classic story that has been told so many times, this is an impressively well-made motion capture animation with a very fine performance by… More
Albert Kim
"A Christmas Carol". When I was little, I remember watching the rehash of the classic story, Muppets style. Wow, freaking hated it. For someone that… More
Samuel Riley
While Christmas is a lovely time to watch films that suit that time of the year, I feel that Robert Zemeckis' A Christmas Carol shouldn't be missed.… More
Directors Cat
The long awaited disney re-telling of the Dickens Classic is as dark as it is thrilling. The CGI graphics and performances are as good in equal measure in this… More
Phil Hubbs
I'm wondering why Zemeckis is so interested in these fully motion captured CGI films, first we had the awful 'Polar Express' then… More
Michael Edwards
Overall, this is probably one of the most beautifully creepy and interesting Christmas films of all time, and one of the best renditions of the story ever told.… More