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  • Summary: The American spirit is celebrated in the comedy An American Carol. In An American Carol a cynical, Anti-American “Hollywood” filmmaker sets out on a crusade to abolish the 4th of July holiday. He is visited by 3 ghosts who take him on a hilarious journey in an attempt to show him the true meaning of America. (Vivendi Entertainment) Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 7 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    50
    It's a gag-strewn, hit-and-miss affair that's not without its chuckles.
  2. A loony attack on wacko liberalism and a ding-dong defense of wacko conservatism.
  3. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    50
    Ultimately, the problem with An American Carol is the problem with far too much political discourse in this country, left or right: It highlights the worst excesses of the opposition for the sole purpose of discrediting the vast middle.
  4. About as not-funny as a comedy can get.
  5. 20
    Astonishingly inept alleged satire.
  6. 12
    Bad enough to earn a rare spot on my hallowed list of ''The Worst Movies I've Ever Seen,'' An American Carol is testament that the country's culture wars are raging just as strongly within Hollywood as anywhere else.
  7. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    0
    Great satire never fits neatly within an ideological box. Attention, the ghosts of H.L. Mencken, Stanley Kubrick, and Jonathan Swift: David Zucker could use a visit.

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  2. Negative: 55 out of 136

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