Miracle on 34th Street - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Miracle on 34th Street Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
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-
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Kate Cameron
New York Daily News
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
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Shirley O'Hara
The New Republic
January 23, 2013
Miracle on 34th Street isn't great art or high comedy, but it is good entertainment.
Brian Salisbury
December 4, 2013
The acting is superb all around. The script is lovely, good spirited and perfect viewing for the Christmas season.
Tony Sloman
Radio Times
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
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Classic holiday movie for the whole family.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
December 17, 2003
This is one of those movies that I loved as a kid that still holds up when I watch it now as an adult.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Rebecca Murray
February 24, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 17, 2006
The only really good [Santa Claus movie] is this gentle, yet modern tale.
David Cornelius
January 1, 2000
Quite plainly, it's the Christmas spirit put on film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 17, 2012
One of the few perfect and genuinely emotional Christmas movies that will live on forever...
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
So you don't believe in Santa Claus? If you want to stay a non-believer don't see Miracle.
Staci Layne Wilson
Buzzine Magazine
November 15, 2006
A nine-year-old Natalie Wood puts in a fine performance alongside Edmund Gwenn, who is arguably the best cinematic Santa, ever.
Christopher Null
November 25, 2006
You want the spirit of Christmas? It's all right here.
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 16, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 25, 2003
A charmer.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 13, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
December 22, 2006
Christmas wouldn't be complete without it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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