Unaccompanied Minors (2006) - Rotten Tomatoes

Unaccompanied Minors (2006)



Critic Consensus: Unaccompanied Minors, while featuring credible performances by its mostly young cast, is simply a rehash of other, funnier movies.

Movie Info

A handful of kids stranded without their parents is determined to make the most of a bad situation in this comedy. It's Christmas Eve, and Oliver Porter (Lewis Black), the passenger relations manager at a busy airport in the Midwest, is looking forward to spending Christmas in Hawaii with his wife after 15 years in a row working on the busy Yuletide holiday. However, fate conspires against him when a massive snowstorm sweeps in and all flights are canceled. Porter suddenly has to deal with a number of stranded passengers, including six tween-age kids who are each flying unaccompanied from one divorced parent to another -- spoiled little rich girl Grace (Gina Mantegna), geeky but likable Spencer (Dyllan Christopher), his pesky little sister Katy (Dominique Saldana), plus-size comic book fan Beef (Brett Kelly), grumpy tomboy Donna (Quinn Shephard), and bright but mischievous Charlie (Tyler James Williams). With his hands full and determined to make his way to the islands, Porter puts his assistant Zach Van Bourke (Wilmer Valderrama) in charge of the kids. Zach doesn't care for this assignment and the kids don't care for him, and before long they've escaped from the basement conference room where he's stashed them and turned the airport into their playground. Unaccompanied Minors also features Paget Brewster, Rob Corddry and Teri Garr. ~ Mark Deming, Rovimore
Rating: PG (for mild rude humor and language)
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Mya Stark, Jacob Meszaros
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 7, 2007
Box Office: $16.6M
Warner Bros. - Official Site


Wilmer Valderrama
as Zach Van Bourke
Dyllan Christopher
as Spencer Davenport
Brett Kelly (II)
as Timothy `Beef' Welli...
Gina Mantegna
as Grace Conrad
Dominique Saldana
as Katherine Davenport
Quinn Shephard
as Donna Malone
Paget Brewster
as Valerie Davenport
Rob Corddry
as Sam Davenport
Rob Riggle
as Head Guard Hoffman
Wayne Federman
as Airport Attendant
Annette Wright
as Airport Attendant
Ben Falcone
as Santa at Mall
Al Roker
as Himself
Brooks Bedore
as Bully No. 2
Lerin Porter
as Owen Marks
Gary Morgan
as Baggage Handler
Micaela Nelligan
as Beef's Mom
Haley Fife
as Beef's Pretty Girl
Alisa Taylor
as Girlfriend No. 1
Ana Queren Seabra
as Girlfriend No. 2
Mallory Bouchard
as Girlfriend No. 3
Thomas M. Conroy
as Security Monitor
Kevin McDonald
as Guard in the Hall No...
Bruce McCulloch
as Guard in the Hall No...
Mark McKinney
as Guard in the Hall No...
Mindy Kaling
as Restaurant Hostess
Tony Hale
as Alan Davies
Cedric Yarbrough
as Melvin Goldfinch
Kristen Wiig
as Carole Malone
Nick Thune
as Handsome Santa
Stan Ellsworth
as Huge Guy at Hotel
Stephen Liska
as Hotel Desk Clerk
Lauren McKnight
as Jetsetter No. 1
Noah Bastian
as Jetsetter No. 2
Shareece Pfeiffer
as Pretty Mall Girl
Darren Ewing
as Admiral's Club Host
Joe Lookinland
as Bully No. 1
Jim Wilkey
as Baggage Handler
Hayden Holbrook
as Bathroom Boy No. 1
Benjamin Ho
as Bathroom Boy No. 2
Kim W. Powell
as Ivy League Santa
B.J. Novak
as Desk Attendant
Dave Allen
as Gas Station Attendan...
Steve Bannos
as Tree Salesman
Allie Mac Kay
as Perky Presenter
Sandra Tsing Loh
as UM Room Attendant
Wilmer Williams
as Zach Van Bourke
Michael Maiello
as UM Room Attendant
Heather Beers
as Flight Attendant
Allie MacKay
as Perky Presenter
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Critic Reviews for Unaccompanied Minors

All Critics (89) | Top Critics (31)

Irresponsible content notwithstanding, it's the low standard of filmmaking that really defies belief.

Full Review… | December 30, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Most Saturday morning cartoons are more realistic, and actually funnier.

Full Review… | December 11, 2006
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Unaccompanied Minors is packed with talent in front of and behind the camera, which makes its bland mediocrity even more unforgivable.

Full Review… | December 8, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

Not for the faint of heart, the movie is unsettling and startlingly true to life.

December 8, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Unaccompanied Minors may not be the worst holiday comedy ever made, but frankly I can't think of something from that genre that sinks lower than this frighteningly bad movie.

Full Review… | December 8, 2006
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

If you really must find something to distract your children from Christmas shopping and material yearning, this one gets top recommendation for happily occupying 90 minutes at the mall.

Full Review… | December 8, 2006
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Unaccompanied Minors


Good for a kids film, but if your not into that sort of thing, then don't even bother to watch the opening credits!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer


"Six kids, snowbound in an airport without supervision. Someone please call security!A snowstorm has cancelled all flights at Hoover International, and all are stranded. That's bad news for most. But for children shuttling unaccompanied from one place to another, its a ticket for adventure!"Warning! Unless you want yourself and the kids to go to sleep, stay away from this!I know its a kids film... But I thought this was just flat out lame. I was expecting to watch clean fun chaos, but this had no originality, no interesting kiddie escapades, an insult to every rich girl there is, and please dont tell me parents these days let their kids have that "Jon Bon Jovi" hairstyle! --- If theres any consolation to watching this, you get to see Wilmer Valderrama (Fez, That 70's Show) on screen again, but he just plays a character that goes in and out of the movie, and even his lines were weak and recycled. Theres also a couple of dancing scenes where Tyler James Williams (kid from Everybody Hates Chris) shows off his funky side, but other than that.. There really isnt much to get from this flick.It really is just a kids version of The Breakfast Club IN The Terminal, except... those two movies were atleast good. Youre better off watching something else.Now if you would excuse me, I have to whap my head for getting this thing...Directed by: Paul FeigGenres: Comedy, Kids & Family

Ginny  X

Super Reviewer

I love this funny Christmas family movie in the airport I ever watched since Home Alone series. I couldn't stop laughing at the scene of 4 kids and a flight attendent riding in a canoe on a snow hill from the airport to the hotel while the head of Passenger Relations and his security guards are also on after them. COOL!

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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