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Richard Donner

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About the Movie

A network TV president is perhaps the most cold-hearted man ever, but his holiday spirit is given a painful booster shot by three vengeful ghosts. In this darkly comic updating of Charles Dicken's Christmas classic "A Christmas Carol," Bill Murray portrays Frank Cross, an evil, crass, executive who caters to the lowest-of-the-lowest common denominators, firing people whenever he wants to and for the flimsiest of reasons. Therefore, to change his cruel and tasteless ways, Cross is taken on a trip through his past to his future, accompanied by ghosts David Johansen and Carol Kane, so that he can achieve redemption.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 40
  • Fresh: 27
  • Rotten: 13
  • Average Rating: 6.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: 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. – Vincent Canby, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: Despite the juicy, on-the-edge craziness, Murray is able to layer his outrageous histrionics with an inner sensibility, making his ultimate transformation not only believable but Christmas-cheer uplifting. – Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter, Apr 7, 2015

Fresh: This is not a 'good movie' -- in fact, it's a sprawling mess -- but I like it. – Joe Brown, Washington Post, Nov 27, 2007

Fresh: Bill Murray as Scrooge? Now that's perfect casting! – Shannon J. Harvey, Sunday Times (Australia), Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


Its movies like this that mKe me love bill murray even more K.C.C.O

Great movie

I loved this movie growing up and it still makes me laugh. Bill Murray is great!!!

This is a classic

Been watching it for years and it still makes me laugh. Probably one of the few Xmas movie I like.

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  • $19.99
  • Genre: Holiday
  • Released: 1988

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