Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (2022) – Animation Movie on Netflix – Movie Review

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (2022)
Elisabeth Plank

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol is a animation movie directed by Stephen Donnelly. And, of course, it’s based on the classic story by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol.

The Christmas classic, this time round with spectacular animation in musical form for the younger ones.

Premise

On a cold Christmas Eve, selfish miser Ebenezer Scrooge has one night left to face his past — and change the future — before time runs out.

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol
Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (2022)

Movie Review

Relatively true to the original text, with its numerous musical numbers it is a charming adaptation of the classic.

In this movie the story and its moral of the story are conveyed in an entertaining narrative style, with the right amount of humor and at a measured pace. A truly well-executed screenplay that clearly counts on a budget and the means to pull it through convincingly.

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol
Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (2022)

Luke Evans stands out with his voice over as Scrooge, and Olivia Colman who is brilliant taking on various roles.

Needless to say that it does require that the spectator wants to see the story again.

Release Date

December 2, 2022

Where to Watch ‘Scrooge: A Christmas Carol’

Netflix

Other Reviews

“This is certainly not a Christmas Carol for purists, and the over-the-top (…) But it provides a decent enough introduction to the story for younger viewers” 

Frank Scheck: The Hollywood Reporter 

“The voices of Olivia Colman, Luke Evans and Jessie Buckley can’t enliven an ugly, joyless retread of the Dickens classic (…) Rating: ★ (out of 5)” 

Lauren Mechling: The Guardian

Cast

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Luke Evans / Ebenezer Scrooge (voice)
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Olivia Colman / Ghost of Christmas Past (voice)
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Jessie Buckley / Isabel Fezziwig (voice)

Johnny Flynn / Bob Cratchit (voice)

Fra Fee / Harry Huffam (voice)

Trevor Dion Nicholas / Ghost of Christmas Present (voice)
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James Cosmo / Mr. Fezziwig (voice)
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Jonathan Pryce / Jacob Marley (voice)
Giles Terera / Tom Jenkins (voice)
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