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Home Alone 3 (1997)



Average Rating: 5/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 4

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Movie Info

Alex D. Linz replaces that other kid and thereีs a new cast of villains, but the formula remains the same.


Comedy, Kids & Family

John Hughes

Oct 16, 2001

20th Century Fox

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All Critics (37) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (16)

Formulaic movie draws some laughs from pratfalls.

February 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Until the next stupid movie that nobody wants to review comes along, this is Coal Dog. Courage.

January 27, 2005 Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

A refreshing, bubbly follow-on

March 4, 2004

The third time is definitely not a charm for this recycled ruse of cartoonish high jinks involving another rambunctious rascal up to no good. Pointless and ponderous.

May 30, 2003

It's nothing more than unadulterated slapstick, and slapstick is pretty much critic-proof.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

further proof --as if any were needed-- that John Hughes-scripted movies are now a thing to be feared instead of anticipated, as they might have been ten years ago during his 'Breakfast Club'/'Planes, Trains and Automobiles'/'Pretty in Pink' heyday.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

Audience Reviews for Home Alone 3

Its forgettable but its not that bad. I appreciate the film makers for trying to better the first two entries. The new child left home alone isn't a bad actor and neither are the theives. Also, the tricks played in this film are even darker than the first two and they still carry their appeal depending on what mood your in.
November 6, 2011
Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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Considering that the first two films are family film classics, this third entry is an abomination. The film is so poorly made, and scripted, that you can't get into the film. The acting is terrible, and the cast do a terrible job at delivering good performances. Forget it; there are no good performances here. There are only bad performances here. What's surprising about this film is that John Hughes wrote the script, and he made some phenomenal films back in the day, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and he also wrote the first two Home Alone films, and made other memorable drama and comedy films. Well, those looking for a good John Hughes written film will definitely be disappointed with this entry to the fun Home Alone franchise. There's nothing good to be had here, only a waste of time. This film was awful, bad and every word you can describe a piece of garbage. On the poster a critic said "It's better than the first two!" uh no it's not. This film is a travesty. I can't believe that John Hughes wrote this. The film is bad. The plot sucks, the acting sucks and everything that made the first two films great are absent. All you have is dull, recycled ideas and there's nothing interesting. There's none of the fun from the first two. If you've seen the first two, and haven't seen this one; you're one of the lucky ones. You're definitely not missing out on anything good; in fact you're avoiding an awful film, and if you've enjoyed the first two, simply stay away from this crap film.
September 8, 2011
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

Super Reviewer

Really not good at all, now that Macaulay Culkin is gone from the cast (ahem, outgrown the movies). They really should have stopped making HOME ALONE movies after this, but instead, they decided to just make a "TV movie" sequel.
September 7, 2011

Super Reviewer

    1. Unger: I can't tell you how much I appreciate you hitting me with a minivan..
    2. Jernigan: Never let your emotions get the best of you. You weren't paying attention. You should have been more vigilant.
    3. Unger: You should've taken driver's ed. I'm gonna have bad knees when I'm old and I'll have Burton Jernigan to thank.
    – Submitted by Alyssa B (9 months ago)
    1. Beaupre: There are fourteen houses. The toy car must be in one of them. We're gonna have to search them all. We'll come back when it's light.
    2. Unger: We're gonna work houses in broad daylight?
    3. Beaupre: It's the suberbs, Mr. Unger. Nobody's home during the day.
    – Submitted by Alyssa B (9 months ago)
    1. Mrs. Hess: Well what do you want a wilkie button?
    – Submitted by Alyssa B (9 months ago)
    1. Alice: Good afternoon, my husband and I just moved into the neighborhood.
    – Submitted by Alyssa B (9 months ago)
    1. Mrs. Hess: What are you doing?
    2. Alice: I left my heart in San Francisco.
    – Submitted by Alyssa B (9 months ago)
    1. Karen: You get in that bed, young man.
    2. Alex Pruitt: Excuse me, but I saw a man in Karen Stephen's bedroom, a little older than Dad, and he was wearing butt inspection gloves.
    3. Karen: I have warned you about that telescope. You look through it long enough, you're gonna start seeing things, whether or not they're there.
    4. Alex Pruitt: Well, I guess you have to be thirty five before anyone around here listens to you.
    5. Karen: Don't get smart with me, Alex. Sick or not, I am very angry with you. You caused a lot of trouble today. Dad and I have to replace a door at the Stephens'. Do you think we're happy about that?
    6. Alex Pruitt: I saw what I saw!
    – Submitted by Alyssa B (9 months ago)
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