Metascore
20

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 7 out of 12
  1. 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.
  2. A loony attack on wacko liberalism and a ding-dong defense of wacko conservatism.
  3. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    50
    It's a gag-strewn, hit-and-miss affair that's not without its chuckles.
  4. The sole laughs are scored by Robert Davi, amusingly playing it straight as a Muslim terrorist who wants to hire Malone to make a suicide bomber recruitment film.
  5. 40
    Cheap shots and mean spirits abound, as do celebrity cameos (James Woods, Jon Voight, Dennis Hopper, Kelsey Grammer). But it's the laziness of the writing that most offends.
  6. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    30
    Conservatives score a few political points but aren't very funny in An American Carol, a cheesy spitball directed at the very large target of a Michael Moore-like filmmaker.
  7. About as not-funny as a comedy can get.
  8. 20
    Astonishingly inept alleged satire.
  9. 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.
  10. 12
    Even if it weren't three years too late to parody Moore (ineptly played by Kevin Farley), Moore's ridiculous tribute to Cuban health care in "Sicko" is far funnier than anything in this desperately laughless farce from David Zucker ("Scary Movie 3").
  11. Michael Moore has nothing to fear from David Zucker.
  12. 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.
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 220 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 136
  2. Negative: 55 out of 136
  1. Peter
    Sep 14, 2009
    10
    Great Flick. You can be assured that anyone on this site who doesn't like it, is a liberal.
  2. MrEd
    Aug 2, 2009
    9
    Absolutely hilarious. Seeing "Michael Monroe" being slapped by real Americans makes it worthwhile, but there's so much more. Absolutely hilarious. Seeing "Michael Monroe" being slapped by real Americans makes it worthwhile, but there's so much more. Rosie's part on the O'Reilly show was a hoot; add in; inept terrorists, the spirits of Patton, G. Washington and Kennedy teaching Michael M. about the real America, and the jabs at MM for only winning a "documentary" file award. Of course, Liberals won't appreciate it (look at the media reviews!). Funny how "culture wars" are wrong when your viewpoint is under attack. Full Review »
  3. RobertF
    Apr 10, 2009
    0
    It should be impossible to make a comedy this unfunny.