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A Christmas Carol (2009)

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Robert Zemeckis

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About the Movie

From Walt Disney Pictures comes the magical retelling of Charles Dickens beloved tale Disney's A Christmas Carol, the high-flying, heartwarming adventure for the whole family, starring Jim Carrey. When three ghosts take penny-pinching Scrooge on an eye-opening journey, he discovers the true meaning of Christmas -- but he must act on it before it's too late. This exhilarating and touching Disney classic is destined to be part of your holiday tradition, adding sparkle and heart to all your Christmases yet to come.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 189
  • Fresh: 102
  • Rotten: 87
  • Average Rating: 5.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A branded piece of shiny seasonal entertainment. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Zemeckis' film preserves much of Dickens' original dialogue and detail while amplifying the utter ethereal strangeness of the ghosts. – Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: You don't identify with Scrooge at any point, nor is blatant fakery scary. Picture The Seventh Seal with sock puppets. – Kyle Smith, New York Post, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: It's a heartwarmer that doesn't have much of a heart itself. – Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

A visual masterpiece!

Robert Zemeckis really knows how to combine astounding visuals with story and heart. He's already proven this with "Beowulf" and "The Polar Express". "A Christmas Carol" is no exception. The motion capture performances by Jim Carrey and the supporting cast are near-realistic looking. The story is pretty sad for a majority of the film, but has nice bits of humor here and there, ultimately becoming a very joyous ending. The film can be pretty scary in a few parts, but it's still family-friendly. In conclusion, "A Christmas Carol" is another brilliant job by Robert. If you like visual thrills, laughs, and feel like your heart could use warming, watch "A Christmas Carol". Two thumbs up.
"Bah-Humbug" - Ebenezer Scrooge

Love it!!

Read the title;) oh yea for all of you saying "it's not that funny" it's not SUPPOSED to be funny. It's a Charles Dickens classic that was made into a Disney movie for children. So really dont be hatin on this because it is an amazing movie with amazing graphics;)

Love it!!!

This movie gets me in a holiday mood I love the Christmas carol :)
:) two thumbs up