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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Scrooged doesn't pack the wallop of "A Christmas Carol" - you won't cry or walk out resolving to become a better person - but it's a funny and imaginative high-class effort. Best of all, it stars Bill Murray, who has only to raise an eyebrow to get laughs. [23 Nov 1988, p.E1] show more

  • 25
    USA Today

    Scrooged is so monumental a mess that even rabid Bill Murray fans - the ones who'll stand in line to see it despite critics' inevitable bashings - will wonder how it went so wrong. [23 Nov 1988, p. 9D] show more

  • 75
    Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune

    The film works very well, providing lots of laughs, in its first half, setting up the Bill Murray character and his callousness. For a Christmas Eve special he wants to staple antlers on a mouse. [25 Nov 1988, p.A] show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Scrooged is that rarest of contemporary Hollywood phenomena -- a Christmas movie with Christmas spirit. [23 Nov 1988, p.21] show more

  • 38
    TV Guide

    Neither Scrooged nor Murray, who is front and center throughout, is particularly funny. show more

  • 25
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Scrooged is one of the most disquieting, unsettling films to come along in quite some time. It was obviously intended as a comedy, but there is little comic about it, and indeed the movie's overriding emotions seem to be pain and anger. show more

  • 25
    Jay Scott The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    In Scrooged, a sub-Saturday Night Live re-make parody of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Ghostbuster Bill Murray busts up two of the festive ghosts (Christmas Past and Future) and mugs more than Mr. Magoo. [24 Nov 1988, p.C19] show more

  • 60
    Empire

    Murray doing what he does best, if you like that sort of thing. show more

  • 60
    Washington Post

    This is not a "good movie" -- in fact, it's a sprawling mess -- but I like it. And I mean that sincerely, you knucklehead. show more

  • 50
    Vincent Canby The New York Times

    Scrooged works in fits and starts. The mundane demands of the sentimental story keep interrupting what are, essentially, revue sketches, a few of which are hilarious. show more

  • November 23, 2013 xxxbutterkupxxx
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    This is one of my all time favorite Christmas movies. A must see each year before Christmas.

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