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Home Alone Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
If Home Alone had limited itself to the things that might possibly happen to a forgotten 8-year-old, I think I would have liked it more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 9, 2011
A better director could have helped the film out considerably, even saved it... But even then, the script is tremendously weak, by Hughes's standards or anybody else's.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Rebecca Murray
February 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 9, 2007
A funny, but overrated family comedy
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
November 5, 2006
watching this all again today with a critical eye reveals that Home Alone's prat-fall humor has gotten completely worn out
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Rob Blackwelder
August 1, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 17, 2004
This slapstick is vicious; a family film?
| Original Score: 1/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
July 25, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
January 21, 2004
Everyone involved ought to be sent home alone -- with no supper.
| Original Score: 1/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Home Alone is the apex, the pinnacle, the culmination of every bad bit Hughes has ever written or directed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 9, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
Overrated. The burglar finale is great, but too much nonsense schmaltz. He was too forgiving of an abusive family. Sequel is a bit darker and a tad better.
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
April 25, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
June 19, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
November 16, 1990
The movie devolves into an egregious Three Stooges painfest: We're meant to giggle and clap along with Kevin as the crooks get their heads singed with blowtorches and walk barefoot on glass.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Top Critic

Time Out
June 24, 2006
[The movie has] an inconsistency of mood not helped by abrupt editing and Columbus' sometimes self-conscious direction.

TV Guide
July 26, 2011
Straw Dogs lite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Simplistic and stupid, but it made me laugh a lot. And compared to Part 2, it's real close to "Citizen Kane."
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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