A solid adaptation. Owen is wonderful as scrooge. I think if I would have seen this version of the Dicken's work first, I may have liked it even more. All the cast is solid, but I think for me, Scrooge will always be Alastair Sim. The 51 British version is just so good, this one can't help but pale in comparison. Still a very solid film with tight direction from Marin keeping things moving quickly. 3.5 stars.