Miracle on 34th Street Reviews

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October 24, 2018
When [it] remembers that it's supposed to be a sweet piece of hokum, when it has the wit to leave Attenborough and Wilson on the screen together and forget about its rash of putative improvements, it does offer well-scrubbed family fare.
July 6, 2010
The overall effect is enjoyable and cuddly like a warm fire on a cold night. It also harkens back to a bygone, simpler time.
December 1, 2008
This retelling is loving and gentle and lit like a 1940s musical.
May 20, 2003
The new Miracle on 34th Street, produced by John Hughes and written by him with George Seaton, is a dull project that makes only cosmetic changes in the original.
January 1, 2000
The movie has been remade by producer John Hughes and director Les Mayfield, who follow the original fairly closely, but with a quieter, more elegiac tone.
January 1, 2000
For the most part, the movie's a slow-moving, overblown, never-better-than-competent rendition of the original.
October 23, 2018
Although the film as a whole is a much more glamorous affair, and Wilson and Elizabeth Perkins as her mother are undoubtedly charming, it does lack some of the magic of the original.
October 23, 2018
Richard Attenborough positively sparkles in the role of the mysterious Kriss Kringle, giving a restrained and genuinely sweet performance.
October 23, 2018
While some will scoff at the idea of a remake of the original film, this is a fairly enjoyable version of the story.
October 23, 2018
This curiously depressing remake of Miracle on 34th Street epitomizes contemporary Hollywood's inability to bring style and originality to the kind of family comedies it once produced with aplomb.
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