3 1/2 out of 5 stars. Scrooged is fun and entertaining, even if its a bit dated. Bill Murray is definitely the highlight with Robert Mitchum coming in as a close second. For as much as I may try to downplay my enjoyment of it, I still get misty at the end,
Essential viewing for any Bill Murray fan. Murray pushes and strains against the commerical comedy trap he found his career in during the middle 80's. The film goes to some dark places and tries to honor the bleakness of Dicken's "A Christmas Carol." Cross's anger mirrors Murray's discontent with the hand Hollywood had dealt him at that time. An interesting, stylish misfire from a star raging against the machine.