Miracle on 34th Street Reviews

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.
December 31, 2017
The sanitised setting may generate a Yuletide glow, but it gives a hollow, even cynical ring to the film's championship of faith, hope and charity, sweetness and light.
December 1, 2017
Like Attenborough's beard, the new film lacks the buoyancy of its model. Like so many remakes, it is caught between craven homage and uneasy reinvention. And for a celebration of the Christmas spirit, it is oddly gloomy.
June 27, 2005
March 18, 2004
December 12, 2003
While [this] version of the Christmas spirit on trial as written by John Hughes isn't awful, it's also more disappointing than Seaton's take nearly half a century earlier.
July 21, 2003
Was this absolutely necessary?
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.
April 3, 2003
A palid remake that misses the point of the story. Stick with the original!
April 1, 2003
Decent remake that goes on far too long.
January 1, 2000
Even in this newest incarnation, the film maintains its appeal, especially for those willing to suspend both disbelief and cynicism.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
For the most part, the movie's a slow-moving, overblown, never-better-than-competent rendition of the original.
January 1, 2000
Richard Attenborough? Sure, he has good hair and beard, but the man simply doesn't twinkle.