Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Reviews

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June 11, 2019
It's much more violent than the first film's comparable set of dirty tricks. And Kevin, removed from his embattled home, seems much more cavalier, possibly even meaner than his bullying older brother, Buzz (Devin Ratray).
June 11, 2019
The pleasures here are entirely cruel, with an unhealthy concentration on the suffering of the victims, on the thudding impact of various objects against their heads, on their howls of agony.
June 11, 2019
It is going to make a ton of money, but you never feel that's the only reason it was made. It respects itself and it respects us, and there's no reason to begrudge its success.
June 11, 2019
The result, with some exceptions, plays like an over-elaborate parody of the first film, reminding us why we enjoyed it without being able to duplicate its appeal.
June 10, 2019
The filmmakers stick like glue to the formula of the original: a little boy from a well-to-do family left on his own is threatened by low-life working-class crooks whom he repeatedly foils and tortures, and upscale property values prevail.
June 10, 2019
With any luck at all, the McCallisters will just stay home next Christmas.
June 11, 2019
This sequel has lots of color and Christmas warmth to recommend it. Its portrait of urban American is ridiculously romanticized, though, and the climatic fight with two silly-sinister bad guys is as nasty as it is cartoonish.
June 11, 2019
Though equal to its original in quantity of sadistic slapstick, this anticipated sequel is dull and strikingly uninspired.
June 11, 2019
Home Alone 2: Alone in New York is a rollicking return to the pesky juvenile high jinks, broad slapstick antics and tender sentimentality that made the first film a phenomenon -- and it does it all even better.
June 11, 2019
Despite this material's definite loss of innocence and surprise, it offers some engaging moments.
June 11, 2019
Culkin, an angel-faced Terminator more potent than any assault rifle-armed Schwarzenegger, swells with empowerment and lashes out, symbolically, at the indifferent parents, the ignorant teachers, the irritable authority figures, the brutal older sibling.
June 11, 2019
As slapstick escapism goes, this is well-engineered stuff, though it could have been so much better (and more believable) with a bit more heart.
June 11, 2019
A well-crafted film with brilliant scenes aimed at an audience that knows exactly what it's going to see. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 11, 2019
Taking no chances, the makers of the sequel have manufactured a remarkably close facsimile of the original movie -- even duplicating some of the jokes. But Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is an improved, more luxurious model.
June 10, 2019
This is, inevitably perhaps, not as funny as the original -- the law of diminishing returns applying here as with most sequels -- although even the most demanding of viewers should find something to their liking.
June 10, 2019
The picture, after all, is about Macaulay Culkin, who plays the wise, sober, inquiring, luxury-loving Kevin with the same unmannered appeal he brought to the original, and his fiendish foes, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.
June 10, 2019
This time, everybody's favorite resourceful mite is adrift in Manhattan with the same two duncey thugs on his case with the resultant cartoon mayhem of even richer and more highly evolved subteen sadism.
February 9, 2019
Home Alone 2 takes up a story done before with a great cast - and Macaulay Culkin at its core - and refreshes it for another holiday classic.
January 2, 2019
Whatever merits we attach to the first film in this series, they are all but abandoned somewhere in the mess of a follow-up.
December 29, 2018
Just when it appears this can't get any worse, along comes white supremacist Donald Trump in a pointless cameo.
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