Critics' Choice: Dec. 5, 1988


OLIVER & COMPANY. Dickens with a twist: the sprightly tale of an orphan cat named Oliver, a gang of raffish dogs and a pampered poodle with Bette Midler's voice. A jaunty love song to New York City, and the best Disney cartoon feature since Walt died.

SCROOGED. The very meanest executive in the whole TV business (think of it!) finally gets the Christmas spirit. In this amiable, slapdash comedy, Bill Murray is a sleazy delight. God bless him, everyone.

THE ACCUSED. Can a slut be raped? That is the question in this engrossing drama about a victimized vamp (Jodie Foster)...

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