Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
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  1. A marvelous and touching yuletide toy of a movie.
  2. 100
    An exhilarating visual experience and proves for the third time he's (Zemeck) is one of the few directors who knows what he's doing with 3-D.
  3. As beautiful as the animation is, Zemeckis' real masterstroke is combining it with a loyalty to Dickens' story.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 146 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 43
  2. Negative: 6 out of 43
  1. Sep 29, 2011
    8
    "A Christmas Carol" is a exhilarating Christmas movie that joyful remakes the original book into a marvelous interpretation.
  2. Nov 27, 2011
    10
    I have heard the story of A Christmas Carol numerous times, but this adaption of the story is the greatest by far. It is darker than you would expect.
  3. JamesH
    Dec 16, 2009
    10
    Loved this film, and for that matter loved Polar Express. Both are Christmas classics. The 3D was magical in this film, and time ZIPPED by as Loved this film, and for that matter loved Polar Express. Both are Christmas classics. The 3D was magical in this film, and time ZIPPED by as fast as the ghosts flew! The director has obvious affection for the original book and follows it very closely - it is my favorite adaptation of this classic. It will hold up even WITHOUT the 3D - that's how good it is. Looking forward to his next film. PS - I'm not a fan of Jim Carrey's comedies, but he is excellent in this movie. Full Review »