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The Man Who Invented Christmas Reviews

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June 3, 2020
[The Man Who Invented Christmas] joins a flood of Dickens on film that would melt the heart of the meanest miser.
May 19, 2020
A whirlwind tour of a beloved writer during one of the most stressful, agonizing times in his life.
March 24, 2020
The Man Who Invented Christmas is a powerfully boring film.
January 28, 2020
As a Dickens fan myself, I appreciated the films attempt to bring the author to the forefront...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 2, 2019
Does 'The Man Who Invented Christmas' work? Humbug.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 3, 2019
Builds to a climax with an attempt to psychoanalyze Dickens that is half-baked at best, historically irresponsible at worst.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 16, 2019
The Man Who Invented Christmas manages to take the concept of getting over writers block a compelling watch in a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
April 26, 2019
As a holiday movie, The Man Who Invented Christmas fits the bill, offering an inventive way to re-tell this beloved story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 21, 2019
A great supporting cast and beautiful photography capturing a fairy-tale-like 19th-century London.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 4, 2019
The warmth of its message and its impeccable cast make this a welcome addition to Christmas cinema. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 4, 2019
I love Christmas movies. So it didn't have to do much to win me over.
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 8, 2019
The Man Who Invented Christmas doesn't bring a lot to the table. The story that it tells simply isn't engaging enough, despite the best efforts of Plummer, Stevens and company to liven it up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 25, 2018
Despite its pedigree, the film can't quite avoid a degree of Lifetime movie-ness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
December 2, 2018
Dan Stevens incarnates a Dickens prone to pyrotechnics gestures to which the reality unfolds before his eyes as incessant buffet free of stimuli. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 18, 2018
By focusing on Charles Dickens himself, the filmmakers find a fitting new way to bring a well-known story to the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4
November 10, 2018
Beautiful and darkly festive. Dan Stevens' Dickens is prone to bah humbug, with six weeks to write a Christmas classic. Victorian London is bustling and clean; Plummer's Scrooge dour and mocking; gratifyingly, ordinary people are assumed to be well-read.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 25, 2018
Though not as full of fantasy and pathos as the original story of A Christmas Carol, Dickens's personal journey makes for a charming Christmas movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 24, 2018
The film's a delight, it's festive, sweet, darkly funny, pretty to look at and pure family fun.
August 16, 2018
It is fascinating to watch how A Christmas Carol comes to be as it is more than just the novella that is responsible for the many Christmas traditions practiced today, but it is the result of a personal evolution for Dickens'.
August 14, 2018
...this is one holiday movie that's as forgettable as a wadded-up piece of wrapping paper, and should be discarded just as quickly.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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