• Released
  • November 6, 2009
  • PG , 1 hr 35 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Family
  • 1,043 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Charles Dickens' timeless tale of an old miser who must face Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet-to-Come, as they help to bring kindness to his otherwise cold heart.

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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
An exhilarating visual experience and proves for the third time he's (Zemeck) is one of the few directors who knows what he's doing with...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A marvelous and touching yuletide toy of a movie.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Shockingly, the new film turns out to be very good, at times close to brilliant: a darkly detailed marvel of creative visualization that...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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If some of the animation overdoes it, a lot of it is downright gorgeous. Few images this year have followed me home like the Ghost of...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Like a dime-store holiday card, this Christmas Carol is well-crafted but artless, detailed but lacking soul.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Visually immersive but emotionally uninvolving.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Zemeckis' A Christmas Carol is, in its essence, a product reel, a showy, exuberant demonstration of the glories of motion capture, computer...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This Christmas Carol seems like a pale ghost of Dickens' magical Christmas classic.
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50

NPR

Gary Oldman pulls off his own hat trick, playing both noble Bob Cratchit and sickly Tiny Tim, as well as Scrooge's late partner, Marley,...
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20

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This sad excuse for family entertainment tries to enshrine a classic while defacing it.
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Rated PG | For scary sequences and scary images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ 3-D adaptation of classic holiday tale may scare young kids.
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