An American Carol (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

An American Carol (2008)



Critic Consensus: An American Carol suffers not so much from its perceived political bias, but from the fact that it simply is not very funny.

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Ebenezer Scrooge gets the parody treatment from veteran writer/director David Zucker (Airplane!, Scary Movie 4) with this comedy starring Kevin Farley as a derisive documentarian (à la Michael Moore) who's visited by three ghosts intent on instilling the American spirit in the disillusioned filmmaker. Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, Leslie Nielsen, James Woods, and Dennis Hopper co-star in the Vivendi Entertainment production.

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Kevin P. Farley
as Michael Malone
Trace Adkins
as The Grim Reaper
James Woods
as Malone's Agent
Gail O'Grady
as Jane Wagstaffe
Jon Voight
as George Washington
Kevin Sorbo
as George Mulrooney
David Alan Grier
as Rastus Malone
Paris Hilton
as Paris Hilton
Chriss Anglin
as John F. Kennedy
Jesse Heiman
as Young Michael Malone
Simon Rex
as Simon Rex
Gary Coleman
as Bacon Stains Malone
Fred Travalena
as Jimmy Carter
Bill O'Reilly
as Bill O'Reilly
Joey Luthman
as Boy Scout
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Critic Reviews for An American Carol

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (16)

The mean spirit of Zucker's satire hardly jibes with the liberal spirits of the original tale.

November 29, 2018 | Full Review…

This movie is seriously unfunny, and it's not just my admittedly left-wing politics that are in the way of my getting the joke.

October 18, 2008 | Rating: 0.5/5 | Full Review…

Utterly asinine, sophomoric, tasteless, the movie has much in common with Zucker's Airplane!, The Naked Gun 2 1/2 and Scary Movie sequels, minus the laughs.

October 13, 2008 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

As entertainment, An American Carol ranks below YouTube clips of Sarah Palin.

October 6, 2008 | Rating: D-

Poorly made indie production has a script that feels like a list of ripostes collected over the last several years to liberal criticisms of the U.S.: The whole enterprise feels far more agenda- than entertainment-driven.

October 6, 2008

An American Carol is about as not-funny as a comedy can get.

October 6, 2008 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for An American Carol


I thought this was a really funny movie, why all the criticism?

Daniel Dolgin
Daniel Dolgin

Super Reviewer


Mildly funny. Not awful, but not that good either. As far as the message goes, it's as ridiculous as, well, one of Michael Moore's movies.

Alex Matarese
Alex Matarese

Super Reviewer

ZuckNuckle my Man!

Laugh like your Country depends on it.
WARNING! This movie may be offensive to children, young people, old people, in-the-middle people, some people on the right, all people on the left, terrorists, pacifists, war-mongers, fish mongers, Christians, Jews, Muslims, atheists, agnostics (though you'd have to prove it to them), the ACLU, liberals, conservatives, neo-cons, ex-cons, future cons, Republicans, Democrats, Libertarian, people of color, people of no color, English speakers, English-as-a-second language speakers, non-speakers, men, women, more women, & Ivy League professors. Native Americans should be okay!

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

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