Home Alone Reviews

November 30, 2018
[Culkin] is a vivid screen presence, almost incandescent with confidence.
November 10, 2017
Home Alone seems to be nominating itself as a Christmas classic [and] the film does go some way toward getting the job done.
November 10, 2017
Home Alone delivers enough laughs.
November 10, 2017
The whole thing is gloriously tinged with nostalgia.
July 26, 2011
A hilarious comedy (although not a very believable one -- there can be no eight-year-olds this ingenious) that kids will love and adults won't mind sitting through either.
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.
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.
December 30, 2006
A lot of Hughes' hooray-for-suburban-misfits sensibility survives the milling process.
June 24, 2006
[The movie has] an inconsistency of mood not helped by abrupt editing and Columbus' sometimes self-conscious direction.
May 20, 2003
[A] surprisingly charming film, which may be the first Christmas black comedy for children.
April 17, 2001
This is a film which manages to capture some of the best qualities of Christmas in a surprisingly enjoyable format and will provide the whole family with large quantities of festive spirit.
January 1, 2000
Home Alone is the apex, the pinnacle, the culmination of every bad bit Hughes has ever written or directed.
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
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.
January 1, 2000
Chris Columbus's junky, rambunctiously funny Home Alone is every kid's anarchical wish come true.
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.