Summary: Exceeded expectations, especially given the middling reviews and cheesy trailer. Solid Christmas flick, even though I watched it over the summer. It's hard to say what makes a movie good, but it works. It's not hilariously funny, and you shouldn't go into it looking for belly laughs, but it does make you smile and give you a few feels along the way.
Summary: One of my all time favorite Christmas movies. A great retelling of a classic. Bill Murray at his best, and Carol Kane steals every scene she is in. My family watch's this every Christmas, and we laugh like we had just seen it for the first time.
Pros: Awesomely Funny, Christmas Classic, Engaging Characters, Entertaining, Original
Summary: I love this movie ever since I was a kid. And when it was announced that the Blu-ray was in the works I got real excited. I have had the DVD for quite some time now so I knew I was ready for an HD copy. The picture was perfect and the sound was superb. I was however a little disappointed that the company chose not to put any special features on it but hey, as long as it was HD that's all I needed. Great purchase none the less.
Pros: Engaging Characters, Entertaining, Great Cinematography, Informative, Original
Excerpt: Dickens' ubiquitous seasonal tale gets yet another re-telling in this amiably dated 80s comedy. Bill Murray stars as a tyrannical TV network president who goes through the usual learning the "true spirit of Christmas"motions via ghostly visitation. As is always the case with this type of thing, it's reliant on saccharine drenched sentimentality, but Richard Donner actually manages for the most part to temper it with some post modern slapstick and Murray's deadpan wit.
Excerpt: Francis Xavier "Frank" Cross (Bill Murray) is an insensitive selfish executive of a network. Claire Phillips (Karen Allen) sees Frank again but never got along because of his career while he has a strained relationship with his brother James (John Murray). He likewise mistreats his hardworking assistant assistant Grace Cooley (Alfre Woodard). Frank’s boss, Preston Rhinelander (Robert Mitchum), hires Brice Cummings (John Glover) as a production assistant.
Summary: Fun, tongue-in-cheek, twist on the familiar Dickens story. Bill Murray is fantastic and delivers some of the best lines of the film. Occasionally, the film dips into corny material, but what Christmas film doesn't? By the end, the message is contagious and it's honestly a film to watch every holiday season.
Summary: Late 80s version of A Christmas Carol with Bill Murray as the President of a TV network. Not as good as some of Murray's other stuff but certainly some funny moments here & there. I'd also forgot how awful that Annie Lennox/Al Green song was.
Summary: Scrooged is a remake of The Christmas Carol, but this version is utterly forgettable. Richard Donners direction is good but this screenplay is ugly and cruel. Bill Murray's character is highly unlikable. This movie is one bad thing after another and it never seems like the entertainment is going to begin. This should not be anyone's idea of a heartwarming holiday movie.