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A Christmas Story Reviews

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 10, 2003
...sharp, insightful observations, a careful attention to period detail, and, most of all, a gentle good humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 10, 2003
A Yuletide viewing favorite.
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Christopher Null
October 5, 2003
It's so sweet but it has the cynical heart of pre-WWII America.
| Original Score: 5/5

TV Guide
July 30, 2003
The laughs are nonstop if rarely subtle, and the whole thing deserves to become a Christmastime classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Greg Muskewitz
July 10, 2003
Maybe the best Christmas movie ever made!
| Original Score: 5/5
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
June 13, 2003
My family watches it every Christmas. My sons tell me I'm getting to be more like the old man with each passing year.
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
There are a number of small, unexpectedly funny moments in A Christmas Story, but you have to possess the stamina of a pearl diver to find them.
Widgett Walls
May 14, 2003
Few Christmas films are funnier.
| Original Score: 5/5
Alison Macor
Austin Chronicle
March 23, 2003
There are countless hilarious scenes in this film.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
November 1, 2002
Sentimental without being nauseating, subversive without losing its heart, and a justly celebrated holiday classic.
| Original Score: 4/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
October 24, 2002
There's a reason they run this for 24 hours every December -- it really is that good, maybe the best Christmas movie ever.
| Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 18, 2002
A classic.
| Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 17, 2002
Funny, charming, and built around a classic Darren McGavin performance
| Original Score: 4/5
October 4, 2002
A Christmas classic to be enjoyed over and over - just don't put your eye out.
| Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 28, 2002
Sweet, funny and loaded with warm nostalgia.
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 13, 2001
There is a real knowledge of human nature beneath the comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
February 13, 2001
kid's eye view of family life and Christmas
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
A comfortable, homey movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
A delightful movie.
| Original Score: 85/100
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
The script's lack of subtlety and effective wit makes for an increasingly tiring experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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