Create Game Lists on
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  Login Using Facebook

Scrooged (1988) Movie Information

Your Rating:
Scrooged (1988)
Buy Scrooged (1988) DVD from AmazonBuy Scrooged (1988) DVD from Amazon
        Play Trailer    Write Review +  Request correction + Add to List: Add to movie list 

Overall Rank:


Avg. Rating:


# of Ratings:








Theater Date:



Richard Donner


Bill Murray
Karen Allen
John Forsythe
John Glover
Bob Goldthwait
Carol Kane





Plot Outline:

A truly heartless TV executive is taken on a tour of Christmas past, present and future in this satiric take on A Christmas Carol.

Related Movie Lists

Movies I've Watched by Chris Ghost Book Adaptations by Zeljka
Top Movie List by Seth movies of 1988 by skater4159
Movies I've Seen by Camper Movies I Own by Chris Kavan
Best of Book Adaptations by Zeljka My Wish List by chrisc1983
movies i've seen by bored1 My Christmas Movie List by OracleElizabeth

Quick Movie Reviews

Snoogans 11/22/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of

A pretty funny take on this classic Christmas tale.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No

mitchellyoung 04/03/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of

Fun, tongue-in-cheek, twist on the familiar Dickens story. Bill Murray is fantastic and delivers some of the best lines of the film. Occasionally, the film dips into corny material, but what Christmas film doesn't? By the end, the message is contagious and it's honestly a film to watch every holiday season.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No

The Movie Man 05/19/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of

Scrooged is a remake of The Christmas Carol, but this version is utterly forgettable. Richard Donners direction is good but this screenplay is ugly and cruel. Bill Murray's character is highly unlikable. This movie is one bad thing after another and it never seems like the entertainment is going to begin. This should not be anyone's idea of a heartwarming holiday movie.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No

Full Movie Reviews

Movie God

03/26/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Scrooged" by Yojimbo

Dickens' ubiquitous seasonal tale gets yet another re-telling in this amiably dated 80s comedy. Bill Murray stars as a tyrannical TV network president who goes through the usual learning the "true spirit of Christmas"motions via ghostly visitation. As is always the case with this type of thing, it's reliant on saccharine drenched sentimentality, but Richard Donner actually manages for the most part to temper it with some post modern slapstick and Murray's deadpan wit. It gets a little nauseating towards the end, the subplot featuring his secretary's son left me feeling particularly bilious. But the first half of the film is classic Murray and the ghosts are all good fun. One of the few Christmas films that I can watch without having to reach for the sick bucket.

Rating of

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
  Daniel Corleone
Daniel Corleone
Movie God

02/15/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Scrooged review

Francis Xavier "Frank" Cross (Bill Murray) is an insensitive selfish executive of a network. Claire Phillips (Karen Allen) sees Frank again but never got along because of his career while he has a strained relationship with his brother James (John Murray). He likewise mistreats his hardworking assistant assistant Grace Cooley (Alfre Woodard). Frank’s boss, Preston Rhinelander (Robert Mitchum), hires Brice Cummings (John Glover) as a production assistant.

Screenplay was effective in relaying its message: Frank’s boss - “Don't waste your life as I did.” Frank’s father – “He's gotta learn that life's doesn't come on a silver platter.“ Ghost of Christmas present – “Sometimes the truth is painful, Frank.” Frank – “I gotta live! I wanna live! Oh, God! I wanna live!” “And if you give, t...

Rating of

read more +
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No

12/07/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Review - Scrooged (1988)

Frank Cross (Bill Murray) was a money-grubbing television executive who only thought of Christmas as a profit. Now he is going to live Dickens’ classic Christmas tale in “Scrooged.”

Bill Murray has never proved more that he is a bad actor than in this film. He does finally redeem himself in the finale, but throughout the film he really hams it up.

The main problem with this film is that it doesn’t seem to know what it wants to be. Sometimes it’s a happy Christmas movie, sometimes it’s a dark comedy, and never does it settle with one mood. The real world and the world teaching Frank about the true meaning of Christmas don’t seem separated enough, but I could just not know what the director was going for.

“Scrooged” is one Christmas movie that doesn’t need to be considered a classi...

Rating of

read more +
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
2016: Best to Worst by Nolane
Best films of 2006 by Daniel
My Blu Ray Collection by Yojimbo
Movies I Want To See by Alena
Zombie/Zombie-like Movies by Stoney McStonerson
Movies First Seen in 2018 by royaluglydudes
Movies I've Watched by Chris Ghost
Book Adaptations by Zeljka




Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us


About us



Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use