Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Average Rating: 6.3/10
Reviews Counted: 23
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The 1947 holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street is transplanted to the 1990s with few changes in this family-oriented remake. The screenplay by the prolific John Hughes sticks close to the original outline, centering on Macy's executive Dorey Walker (Elizabeth Perkins) and her young daughter Susan (Mara Wilson), neither of whom much believes in the spirit of Christmas. Dorey is in charge of hiring Macy's Santas, including an old man named Kriss Kringle (Richard Attenborough). He does a
Nov 18, 1994 Wide
Oct 5, 1999
Twentieth Century Fox
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If this doesn't get you into the holiday spirit, may all of your presents be fruitcakes. (published 12-2-94)
While [this] version of the Christmas spirit on trial as written by John Hughes isn't awful, it's also more disappointing than Seaton's take nearly half a century earlier.
A palid remake that misses the point of the story. Stick with the original!
Decent remake that goes on far too long.
Audience Reviews for Miracle on 34th Street
- Kriss Kringle: If you can't believe, if you can't accept anything...on faith, then you're doomed for a life dominated by doubt.
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