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Miracle on 34th Street Reviews

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May 11, 2015
It is light, it is charming, it is delightfully funny and completely captivating. It is all that, and something more.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 4, 2013
A Christmas season evergreen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
December 4, 2013
The original (and best) version of the cockle-warming tale of a man who claims to be the real-life Santa Claus.
December 4, 2013
The acting is superb all around. The script is lovely, good spirited and perfect viewing for the Christmas season.
December 4, 2013
The acting is superb all around. The script is lovely, good spirited and perfect viewing for the Christmas season.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
December 4, 2013
A surefire, brightly cynical bit of whimsy.
December 3, 2013
[A] heartwarming piece of Hollywood comedy-fantasy.
December 3, 2013
After It's A Wonderful Life, there really is no better flick to curl up with over the festive season.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 3, 2013
Children may prefer the newer, more obvious version, but parents will warm to this utterly beguiling original.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 3, 2013
Yes, Miracle On 34th Street is pure Hollywood hokum... But the film is pretty savvy too, getting a jump on mounting anxieties about the post-war cult of consumerism.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 23, 2013
Miracle on 34th Street isn't great art or high comedy, but it is good entertainment.
December 17, 2012
One of the few perfect and genuinely emotional Christmas movies that will live on forever...
March 13, 2011
Decades after it was made, this fable, featuring Edmund Gwenn's Oscar-winning role as Santa Claus, remains one of the most enchanting Christmas movies.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 26, 2010
Classic holiday movie for the whole family.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 10, 2010
What makes Miracle a genuine miracle of holiday filmmaking is the pitch-perfect balance of social cynicism and human generosity.
December 28, 2009
I kept wondering: what would Jesus think about this movie, a kiddie pic that indicts America for losing sight of the one person that Christmas was always supposed to be about, and that's Santa.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 26, 2009
So you don't believe in Santa Claus? If you want to stay a non-believer don't see Miracle.
November 27, 2007
One of the classic Christmas movies that is so happy about being sentimental it's enchanting rather than sickly sweet.
November 27, 2007
It's a highly professional piece of Hollywood sentimentalism.
December 22, 2006
Christmas wouldn't be complete without it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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