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A Christmas Story Reviews

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
December 4, 2013
[A] richly remembered tale of Christmas past.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Don Peretta
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Delightfully entertaining, with a wryly amusing narration to keep the adults in the audience smirking.
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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.
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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