(DVD - 1999 1988)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Modern version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, with Bill Murray portraying a nasty, uncaring, unforgiving TV network president. On Christmas Eve he is visited by three ghosts who show him the error of his ways.

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Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, c1999 1988
ISBN: 0792159454
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE S
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Donner, Richard
Murray, Bill 1950 September 21-
Allen, Karen 1951-
Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927)


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Dec 23, 2013
  • kendalliah rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Bill Murray is unforgivably cruel as the ruthless and sadistic TV network exec Frank Cross, who is forced to grow a conscience after visits from the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

While the film gives the viewer those Christmas warm-and-fuzzies in the end, this adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" is a much crueller, much darker, and much funnier re-imagining of the classic Christmas tale.

May 02, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

A manic retelling of "A Christmas Carol" updated to fit the modernized (at the time, that is) crude humour of the fast-paced yuppie culture of the eighties. Although some consider it a family comedy for the Christmas season, its kookiness pushed it off the beating track, inundated with fantasy violence and awkward gags that I'd deem a little rough for the young 'uns. Bill Murray is his usual abrasive self as a TV network exec quasi-Scrooge Francis Cross, but I wouldn't count this film among his best. For hardcore Christmas flick fanatics, SCROOGED might fall on deaf ears with its darkness and meanness, but for those who long for the days of bumbling, fumbling slapstick (a la The Three Stooges), this may be a match made in heaven.

Dec 11, 2012
  • mmg2681 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Hubby and I are watching a Christmas movie every night. I am so glad he made me watch this one. I am 31 and have yet to watch this one the whole way through. Very good movie to watch to get into the spirit of Christmas. A must see for Christmas.

Dec 03, 2011
  • Skadowski rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Bill Murray is at his funniest, cruelist, sarcastic best here (think Groundhog Day, at Christmas, meaner). Love BM in every movie he does. Wonderful.


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May 02, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There are a number of scenes where men's limbs (arms, legs, etc.) are set on fire. Some of the personalities are especially abrasive to the point of frightening intensity.

May 02, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Mentions of sexuality and brief glimpses of nip-slips, as well as some greatly mild images from the Kama Sutra used in a offhanded joking manner

May 02, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Violence: Slapstick and fantasy violence, including one scene where a disgruntled man points a weapon at another character

May 02, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Countless instances of blasphemous phrases and mild cusses


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Dec 23, 2013
  • kendalliah rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

It's Christmas Eve! It's the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer... we smile a little easier... we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be!

<holding up a mouse> "We're not sure what to do. We've tried everything to get these little antlers to stick. We've tried tape, we've tried glue." "Have you tried staples?"


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May 02, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

britprincess1 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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