Miracle on 34th Street Reviews

October 24, 2018
When [it] remembers that it's supposed to be a sweet piece of hokum, when it has the wit to leave Attenborough and Wilson on the screen together and forget about its rash of putative improvements, it does offer well-scrubbed family fare.
December 31, 2017
The sanitised setting may generate a Yuletide glow, but it gives a hollow, even cynical ring to the film's championship of faith, hope and charity, sweetness and light.
July 6, 2010
The overall effect is enjoyable and cuddly like a warm fire on a cold night. It also harkens back to a bygone, simpler time.
December 1, 2008
This retelling is loving and gentle and lit like a 1940s musical.
May 20, 2003
The new Miracle on 34th Street, produced by John Hughes and written by him with George Seaton, is a dull project that makes only cosmetic changes in the original.
April 17, 2001
A different angle is taken for the legal case in this movie and it works quite well in creating a fairytale miracle within the middle of corporate America.
January 1, 2000
The movie has been remade by producer John Hughes and director Les Mayfield, who follow the original fairly closely, but with a quieter, more elegiac tone.
January 1, 2000
Even in this newest incarnation, the film maintains its appeal, especially for those willing to suspend both disbelief and cynicism.
January 1, 2000
You don't have to believe to enjoy Miracle on 34th Street, but it sure helps.
January 1, 2000
For the most part, the movie's a slow-moving, overblown, never-better-than-competent rendition of the original.