STARRING: George C. Scott, David Warner, Frank Finlay, Angela Pleasence, Edward Woodward
OPINION STARS:5 out of 5
THIS FILM IS:Thoughtful, Poignant, Witty
DESCRIPTION: On Christmas Eve, a bitter and lonely old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge (Scott) is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.
VIOLENCE & GORE:0/10
SEXUALITY & NUDITY:0/10
NOTE: Based on the book by Charles Dickens. If you can look me in the eye and tell me there’s a better version of A Christmas Carol than this, I have just one thing to say to you: “Bah, humbug!” You also deserve to be boiled in your own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through your heart. This is the ultimate adaption of Dickens’ classic tale, full of charm, wit, and bona fide spookiness (you might want to think twice about watching it with youngsters). So listen up, Hollywood, because we don’t need any more remakes. Keep your Jim Carrey and Patrick Stewart – they’ve got nothing on George C. Scott. Keep your newfangled special effects – the ones in this film work just fine and they’re twenty years old. Keep your grubby hands off Dickens’ story – this movie treats it with respect. You haven’t surpassed it yet, Hollywood, and there’s no way you ever will – so you might as well not even try.
FOR AGES 10+
“I wear the chain I forged in life. I made it link by link and yard by yard. Is its pattern strange to you or would you know the length of the strong coils you bear yourself? It was as full, as heavy, as long as this seven Christmas Eves ago, you have labored on it since, it is a ponderous chain!”