Home Alone Reviews

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.
July 26, 2011
The only really likable thing about this film is Culkin. He's an uncommonly natural child actor, but even he doesn't always survive the tiresome gags (the aftershave bit is funny once; three times is tedious).
August 9, 2007
A funny, but overrated family comedy
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
June 24, 2006
[The movie has] an inconsistency of mood not helped by abrupt editing and Columbus' sometimes self-conscious direction.
July 25, 2005
June 19, 2005
July 17, 2004
This slapstick is vicious; a family film?
April 25, 2004
January 21, 2004
Everyone involved ought to be sent home alone -- with no supper.
August 22, 2003
August 1, 2003
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.
June 9, 2003
February 20, 2003
July 30, 2002
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.
January 1, 2000
Home Alone is the apex, the pinnacle, the culmination of every bad bit Hughes has ever written or directed.
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.