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Home Alone Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 26, 2011
The movie is quite enjoyable as long as it explores the fantasy of a neglected little boy having an entire house of his own to explore and play in, and it still manages to be fun when he exhibits superhuman ingenuity and resourcefulness.
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Variety Staff
Variety
July 6, 2010
Pic boasts wonderful casting, with Culkin a delight as funny, resilient Kevin, and O'Hara bringing a snappy, zesty energy to the role of mom.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
[The movie has] an inconsistency of mood not helped by abrupt editing and Columbus' sometimes self-conscious direction.
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
[A] surprisingly charming film, which may be the first Christmas black comedy for children.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jeanne Cooper
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
This holiday contender from John Hughes is too crass, too loud and too violent to be added blithely to Christmas viewing traditions. But it is funny.
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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
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Chris Columbus's junky, rambunctiously funny Home Alone is every kid's anarchical wish come true.
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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