A Christmas Carol (2009)

A Christmas Carol (2009)

A Christmas Carol (2009)

Director Robert Zemeckis (Beowulf, Forest Gump) uses his motion-capture technology to re-tell Charles Dickens' classic Christmas story.

Jim Carrey plays Ebenezer Scrooge, a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption by several mysterious apparitions - the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Chrismas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come (all three are played by Carrey). Also features Gary Oldman as Bob Crachit / Tiny Tim and Bob Hoskins as Mr. Fezziwig.

2009Rating: PG, Mild supernatural themes96 minsUSA
AnimatedDramaKids & Family
Director:
Robert Zemeckis ('Beowulf', 'The Polar Express', 'Cast Away', 'What Lies Beneath', 'Forest Gump', 'Back to the Future')
Writer:
Robert Zemeckis
Cast:
Jim CarreyGary OldmanRobin Wright PennBob HoskinsColin FirthCary Elwes

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A Christmas Carol (2009) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

While it's true that the various ghosts and geographically plausible aerial images of the British metropolis in mid-19th-century are arrestingly vivid, there isn't a moment when it wouldn't be preferable to see Jim Carrey himself, even slathered in old-age makeup, as well as the real Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Bob Hoskins and the rest of the cast, rather than their airbrushed CGI approximations.

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

Conceptually brilliant with mind-blowing special effects, but who is the intended audience of this visual extravaganza? Certainly not children: the content is far too dark with haunting imagery that could provoke nightmares for impressionable youngsters.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Exuberant movie technology overwhelms, then buries Dickens' emotional tale.

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