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A Christmas Story Reviews

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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.
April 21, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
The script's lack of subtlety and effective wit makes for an increasingly tiring experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2001
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
August 12, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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.
June 24, 2006
Delightfully entertaining, with a wryly amusing narration to keep the adults in the audience smirking.
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
July 4, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 13, 2001
There is a real knowledge of human nature beneath the comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
December 21, 2010
Wonderful antidote to saccharine holiday tales.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 18, 1983
A Christmas Story's message is aimed at children and at the child in all of us for whom the Spirit of Christmas is alive and well.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 28, 2002
Sweet, funny and loaded with warm nostalgia.
| Original Score: 5/5
November 1, 2002
Sentimental without being nauseating, subversive without losing its heart, and a justly celebrated holiday classic.
| 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
April 14, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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
December 29, 2013
Never boring, and holds up wonderfully to repeated viewings.
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