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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

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John Hughes and Chris Columbus repeat their best-selling formula from the first Home Alone film with this sequel. Once again Kevin McCallister's (Macaulay Culkin) family leave him behind, only now he gets on a flight to New York instead of going with his family to Miami. Kevin manages to hail a cab and is delivered to the doorsteps of the Plaza Hotel, where, using his father's credit card, he rents out a suite and has the time of his life -- although a smarmy hotel clerk (Tim Curry) and bellboy

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Comedy, Kids & Family

John Hughes

Oct 5, 1999

20th Century Fox

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made solely to sell Talkboys (and let's not forget the pink Talkgirls) to kids

July 20, 2009 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Wasn't one of these bad enough?

October 2, 2002 | Comments (9)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Not better than the first part but funny. Pesci is great in both films.

August 4, 2002
Cinenganos

Whatever steam Culkin gained in Home Alone was lost in this tepid sequel rehash.

August 2, 2002
Arizona Daily Star

So, so bad.

July 26, 2002
Las Vegas Mercury

Money grubbing sequelitis at its most pathetic.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Audience Reviews for Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Lost in New York is its predecessor in a different setting. But the heartwarming charm is still there and its this and a few new tricks up Culkin's sleeve that save it.
March 4, 2012
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Directors Cat

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I don't know what some of you sick people out there are talking about....This is the blueprint of how to make a sequal....You do the same thing (cause that's what brough you succes in the first place)....but you change the playingfield....and add some new characters. That's exacly what's has been done here....and it's done to perfection....just as good as the first one...if not better...now he's got 2 teams against him....the thiefs...and the people at the hotel....AND! he's in New York....something gotta give!
January 29, 2012
TheGame90
Martin Sahlin

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HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK isn't terrible. It's the same premise as the first movie (with almost 99% of the same pranks, too), except played in The Big Apple--which doesn't make it any better.
September 11, 2011
spielberg00

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Follow up to the very popular Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is basically the same idea, but with a different twist. The main character, Kevin McCallister is stranded in New York and has to outwit the burglars from the first film. As far as sequels are concerned, this sequel is just as good as the first, and that's rare. The cast of the first film returns in this sequel, and I think that's what makes this sequel work so well. Not only that, but the script is well written, and the gags are just as funny as the first film. The film doesn't do anything new, except that it changes the setting to New York. The film is very entertaining and manages to be funny and amusing. There's a good cast here, and this is a fun. I really enjoyed this film as much as the first, and though it doesn't anything too thrilling, this is still a fun comedy that the whole family will enjoy. As far as the humor is concerned, I felt that it was slightly better than the first. Screenwriter John Hughes gave a lot more emphasis on the humor and developed something a tad better. The first Home Alone was a good film as well, but this time around they managed to perfect the formula and create something more fun, and interesting. But both films are equally good, and I don't have a favorite. For a sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is better than your regular sequel, and manages to be a lot of fun, and entertaining for the family. Both films were great. I feel that the third doesn't really count because it was too dreadful. However, the first two Home Alone films are very good comedies.
September 8, 2011
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    1. Marv: That was the sound of a tool chest.... falling down the stairs.
    – Submitted by Riley B (44 days ago)
    1. Uncle Frank: Get Outta here you nosey little pervert or I'm gonna slap you silly!!!
    – Submitted by Joe N (55 days ago)
    1. Kevin McCallister: Hey, why don't you guys try and climb up the stairs?
    2. Marv: Right?
    – Submitted by Alyssa B (8 months ago)
    1. Kevin McCallister: Hey guys! Smile!
    – Submitted by Joe N (16 months ago)
    1. Uncle Frank: Get outta her you nosey little pervert or I'm gonna slap you silly!
    – Submitted by Joe N (16 months ago)
    1. Kevin McCallister: You give up! Had enough pain!
    2. Marv: NEVAAA!
    – Submitted by Connor N (20 months ago)
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