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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Reviews

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January 12, 2017
It has some moments and very nice shots of New York, but this is such a cash in of the first one. (I think even the people making it admitted this).
January 8, 2017
Quite fun and joyful, one of the best movies to watch during the holiday season. Culkin's charm is undeniable. If you remove the iconic and quite interesting moments from the movie, with all the traps and stuff, nothing important stays in the core as a message. Still its charm is undeniable while it's pretty close to the first movie.
½ January 7, 2017
A step by step recreation of the original movie in a different scenery.
½ December 26, 2016
Despite a largely rehashed story and a cameo of Donald Trump, the movie packs enough laughs to make itself a decent sequel to a highly enjoyable holiday classic.
December 24, 2016
As funny and entertaining as the first!
December 24, 2016
A sequel that is just as funny and warm hearted as the original..........,,¢,,,¦,,,¢,,,¦,¢,,¦¢,¦â¦......?...
December 24, 2016
Gimme a break! This one's just as good as the first! See it' Merry Christmas!
December 23, 2016
better than the the first movie
December 23, 2016
Much of it shamelessly copies the original's beats and is coated in smugness, but it's still pretty funny and Culkin, Pesci, and Stern keep it going at their best.
December 21, 2016
I actually cannot believe the attacks on this film on here. Those that are criticising this film are totally missing the point or choosing to ignore it perhaps. The film is slapstick, it is dumbed down and may not register at all on the intellectual plains around which the minds of the overly analytical experts on here seem to gravitate but it's purely escapism,. It's unrealistic and silly but it's also amusing and, at times, heartwarming. It's right in tune with the time of year at which it has been set. Personally, it's a must-see event every Xmas. I think only a joyless, miserable and soulless cynic could pour scorn on this movie. Maybe that's harsh on the opinion of others but if people watch it and take it in the spirit it is intended rather than trying to over intellectualize it, I fail to see his it cannot be enjoyed to at least some degree.
December 16, 2016
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December 15th 2016
½ December 14, 2016
This is one of those very strange films that somehow manages to be even more entertaining than its predecessor, and yet is nothing more than an exact copy of said predecessor. I honestly don't know what it is, but for some reason this movie comes off as being less memorable, yet more of a delight to watch.
December 14, 2016
Unlike many people I find Home Alone 2 to be a great movie. Yes it is a retread of the first one, but it helps by changing the location to one of the biggest cities in the world, which factors the outcome. Macaulay Culkin, Daniel Stern and Joe Pesci are still funny in the film. The comedy is still great and the cinematography is better than the first. Just a great looking film. It also has heartfelt moments like the original. The standout is definitely Tim Curry. And today it is kind of odd to see Donald Trump's cameo.
½ December 10, 2016
Disappointing sequel to the original that while retains some laughs, just comes off as a blatant money grab. Culkin continues his solid work as Kevin, though this time he comes off more as a jerk than a bewildered kid, as he knows what happens to his family and decides to stay in New York anyway. Thankfully, Pesci & Stern are back in fine form, delivering most of the films laughs as in the first one. There are some nice new additions as well, particularly Tim Curry as the smarmy hotel worker. Behind the camera, Chris Columbus repeats most of the gags of the original, though he does acknowledge the first film numerous times (Kevin's family jokes it's a Christmas tradition to lose him, while the burglars are sensitive that Kevin is great at laying traps). However, it still feels like a retread, and for some reason, is nearly 30 minutes longer than the original, which drags it down. Thankfully, the third act, while not as funny as the first film's, still brings plenty of laughs as Pesci & Stern repeat their superb physical comedy. Plus, John Williams delivers another great score. Overall, not worth owning by itself, but if cheaply packaged with the first film, not a bad viewing.
December 7, 2016
This was good but not great
December 5, 2016
I love the sequel even more than the first one, Kevin's adventure in NY is twice the fun of the first film...
December 4, 2016
The first hour is fantastic and always a lot of fun. The second half is just sadistic.... Kevin makes Jigsaw look merciful.
December 3, 2016
Classic. On Blu-ray.
December 3, 2016
Could have been better
December 1, 2016
I have no idea how people on RT could hate this movie so much. This is an excellent holiday film for families. It's hilarious, over-the-top, heartwarming, and filled with memorable one-liners.
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