Based on 70 votes and 25 reviews
Disappointed. Compared to the original earlier versions of "Scrooge" this movie seems to lose the real experience between poverty and greed (could have been more relevant for today), and feels rushed, and discombobulated.
It was fabulous !!! The acting was superb. Dan Stevens did a terrific job portraying Charles Dickens. Wonderful performance by Christopher Plummer and the other actors as well. I would definitely see this movie again . I love everything & anything associated with A CHRISTMAS CAROL . I didn’t even know about this movie till I was looking for showtimes for another movie. I’m so happy that I found out about THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS!!!
First movie I've seen for a long time I would be willing to watch again. Dan Stevens is remarkable in his portrayal of Charles Dickens, The sets are interesting in their own right. A GREAT film!!
Very accurate to what we know about Dickens with speculation kept to the probable.
Excellent family movie at the right time heading into the holidays. Having just seen the play as well, and very well versed with the story, this movie really came to life for me. Some of the plot progression is a bit lacking in connectivity, but otherwise fantastic job. Not sure what all the low star ratings are about. If you read the synopsis it tells you right away it's about Charles Dickens and his writing of "A Christmas Carol". Did people walk into this thinking it was Star Wars or Avengers or something? hot babes what the hell? I think it goes without saying, but if you are not familiar with "A Christmas Carol", do so first before seeing or just skip it.
Wonderful sets, very unique movie; I enjoyed it, but unless you are a fan of A Christmas Carol and Charles Dickens you probably won’t see the point.
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Best movie this year loved it will see again
The hardest movies to review are the ones that are okay, sorta good, but fail to blow your socks off. Christopher Plummer is brilliant in portraying a Scrooge who has all the nasty Scrooginess, but at the same time is charismatic. The rest is just okay. 71/100..guru bob
Jesus invented Xmas
Great Christmas movie an the meaning of giving reminds us what Christmas is truly to cherish.
Amazing writing and cast.
I wanted to like it - I expected to like it - but I didn't like it. Sorry, I found it boring. I didn't think the story was overly interesting, the acting was ok.
Great movie! Well developed characters. Excellent script. Incredible acting by all but especially by Dan Stevens ( Charles Dickens ) and Christopher Plummer ( Scrooge ) . Well worth seeing this movie. However, it might be best if you have an idea of the story behind the story before watching The Man Who Invented Christmas. My suggestion is to either read the book or watch the movie " A Christmas Carol " first if you are not familiar with this story. Having a knowledge of " A Christmas Carol " will bring the current movie to life for you.
If I was 80 I'd love this movie
Please don’t let the trolls skew your view of this movie. My wife and I just watched it and found it to be very enjoyable. It was a very unique and enjoyable way to tell such a familiar story.
Awesome movie. Sure to be a classic
So this was about Scrooge?
Wonderful movie. A little high brow for the super hero set. Variety is the spice of life mr 1 star. Did you actually go to see this movie expecting to see babes? Like I said too high brow for you. Christopher Plummer was awesome.
They should rename this the movie that ruined Xmas. Not hot babes like gal gadot
If you loved "A Christmas Carol" as I did you will absolutely adore this movie. It gives us glimpses into Charles Dicken's life as well as shows us how the story was created and the genius behind it. We can all use the messages given to us for the season . A movie to treasure. And just in time for the holidays.
I had been looking forward to seeing this movie as I am a fan of Charles Dicken's novels. It did not fail to deliver. A superb gem of a movie wondrously blending a time-portrait of the author's life (including flashbacks to his childhood) all in tandem with the magical creation of "A Christmas Carol" before our very eyes. Dan Stevens (from Downton Abbey) does a remarkably superb job playing Dickens as does Christopher Plummer playing Scrooge. I absolutely loved all of it. And it came out just in time for Christmas, just like Dickens succeeded in accomplishing back in 1843. A must-see , a movie that can definitely be classified as a keeper.