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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.
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
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
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'.
March 14, 2018
Excellent performances, colorful scenes... and an extraordinary story create a solid film that will fascination lovers of literature and the Victorian era. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 10, 2018
A warm PG-rated feature for families with older kids who won't grow restless with its adult preoccupations and leisurely pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 1, 2018
The film's lighthearted tone imagines the author as a sort of literary Forrest Gump, lucking his way into overhearing brilliant dialogue and accidentally crossing paths with people who inspire his most beloved work.
December 26, 2017
Just like Stevens as Dickens, The Man Who Invented Christmas is immensely likeable, and undoubtedly will having you leaving the theatre feeling more festive than when you entered.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 18, 2017
An unexpected pleasure.
December 17, 2017
There's a somewhat contrived jauntiness to this blending of fact and fiction that may leave cynical audiences annoyed. But for those who leave their bah-humbug attitudes at home, it's a wonderfully entertaining take on a classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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