Miracle on 34th Street Reviews

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.
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
As remakes go, this one is a moderately satisfying big-screen event for holiday family viewing . . . though I would heartily recommend renting the original instead.
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.
March 8, 2008
October 9, 2005
January 4, 2005
If this doesn't get you into the holiday spirit, may all of your presents be fruitcakes. (published 12-2-94)
January 5, 2004
The best version.
May 20, 2003
This well-cast new version provides today's young movie-goers with a version of their own -- albeit not quite as innocent and gentle as the 1947 incarnation.
January 30, 2003
August 30, 2002
Pays tribute to Santa Claus, a figure who stands for the grace, mystery and wonder available during the Christmas season.
April 17, 2001
A different angle is taken for the legal case in this movie and it works quite well in creating a fairytale miracle within the middle of corporate America.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
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
You don't have to believe to enjoy Miracle on 34th Street, but it sure helps.
January 1, 2000