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A Christmas Story Reviews

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August 24, 2017
Kids and guns, you can't go wrong with that combination. It adds up to a film that is sweet and sappy, yet still entertaining.
November 30, 2015
It's a nostalgic comedy featuring a family of eccentrics who lovingly celebrate the holidays and life itself in Midwestern America in the 1940s.
December 30, 2013
It takes pause to recognize the collective good nature we owe to one another all year round, and pays that knowledge forward with charm and wistfulness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 29, 2013
Never boring, and holds up wonderfully to repeated viewings.
December 4, 2013
It has a warmth and humor that soar with the season.
December 4, 2013
[A] richly remembered tale of Christmas past.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 4, 2013
It won't make anyone forget Miracle on 34th Street, but this is pleasant fare as far as holiday films go nowadays, which isn't very far.
December 4, 2013
This witty, insightful, hugely enjoyable movie is riven with glorious home truths and a merciful lack of saccharin.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 18, 2013
An underlying sweetness keeps the cynicism from getting out of hand, while the more subversive moments help temper its saccharine tendencies.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 5, 2012
Shepherd provides the voice-over of the grown hero narrating, and his prominence on the sound track forces Clark to focus on visual humor, resulting in some wild Our Gang-style slapstick.
December 21, 2010
Wonderful antidote to saccharine holiday tales.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 25, 2009
This great heartwarming comedy from the director of Porky's was a flop during its theatrical run, but, like It's a Wonderful Life, has become a staple on cable during the holiday season.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 10, 2008
If you're a fan of Christmas movies or films that use nostalgia as a driver, A Christmas Story cannot be missed. Then again, if you're in either category, you have probably already seen it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 24, 2006
Delightfully entertaining, with a wryly amusing narration to keep the adults in the audience smirking.
February 20, 2006
Funny, touching and unabashedly nostalgic. A true classic.
Read More | Original Score: 9/10
August 12, 2005
A great Hollywood classic!
| Original Score: 5/5
October 25, 2004
Upon its release over 20 years ago, everyone realized THIS is a modern classic holiday film.
Read More | Original Score: A+
January 5, 2004
The vignettes are priceless.
Full Review| Original Score: A-
December 26, 2003
With much affectionate humor, A Christmas Story recalls vividly what it was like to be a kid at Christmas in a more innocent era.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 24, 2003
Never fails to take me back to a place of welcomed innocence yet it doesn't make me wish I were back there.
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