Miracle on 34th Street Reviews

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
December 4, 2013
A Christmas season evergreen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Time Out
December 4, 2013
The original (and best) version of the cockle-warming tale of a man who claims to be the real-life Santa Claus.
Brian Salisbury
Hollywood.com
December 4, 2013
The acting is superb all around. The script is lovely, good spirited and perfect viewing for the Christmas season.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
December 4, 2013
The acting is superb all around. The script is lovely, good spirited and perfect viewing for the Christmas season.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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TIME Magazine
December 4, 2013
A surefire, brightly cynical bit of whimsy.

Sky Movies
December 3, 2013
[A] heartwarming piece of Hollywood comedy-fantasy.

Total Film
December 3, 2013
After It's A Wonderful Life, there really is no better flick to curl up with over the festive season.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tony Sloman
Radio Times
December 3, 2013
Children may prefer the newer, more obvious version, but parents will warm to this utterly beguiling original.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
December 3, 2013
Yes, Miracle On 34th Street is pure Hollywood hokum... But the film is pretty savvy too, getting a jump on mounting anxieties about the post-war cult of consumerism.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Shirley O'Hara
The New Republic
January 23, 2013
Miracle on 34th Street isn't great art or high comedy, but it is good entertainment.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 17, 2012
One of the few perfect and genuinely emotional Christmas movies that will live on forever...
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
March 13, 2011
Decades after it was made, this fable, featuring Edmund Gwenn's Oscar-winning role as Santa Claus, remains one of the most enchanting Christmas movies.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Classic holiday movie for the whole family.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
January 10, 2010
What makes Miracle a genuine miracle of holiday filmmaking is the pitch-perfect balance of social cynicism and human generosity.
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
So you don't believe in Santa Claus? If you want to stay a non-believer don't see Miracle.

Film4
November 27, 2007
One of the classic Christmas movies that is so happy about being sentimental it's enchanting rather than sickly sweet.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
November 27, 2007
It's a highly professional piece of Hollywood sentimentalism.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
December 22, 2006
Christmas wouldn't be complete without it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
December 4, 2006
A touch labored but lovable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
November 25, 2006
You want the spirit of Christmas? It's all right here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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