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Unaccompanied Minors Reviews

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
February 3, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
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Dallas Morning News
January 6, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Derek Adams
Time Out
December 30, 2006
Irresponsible content notwithstanding, it's the low standard of filmmaking that really defies belief.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
December 11, 2006
Most Saturday morning cartoons are more realistic, and actually funnier.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
December 8, 2006
Unaccompanied Minors is packed with talent in front of and behind the camera, which makes its bland mediocrity even more unforgivable.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
December 8, 2006
Not for the faint of heart, the movie is unsettling and startlingly true to life.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Bill Zwecker
Chicago Sun-Times
December 8, 2006
Unaccompanied Minors may not be the worst holiday comedy ever made, but frankly I can't think of something from that genre that sinks lower than this frighteningly bad movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
December 8, 2006
If you really must find something to distract your children from Christmas shopping and material yearning, this one gets top recommendation for happily occupying 90 minutes at the mall.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
December 8, 2006
Filmmaker Paul Feig has proven his creativity directing The Office and Freaks and Geeks (which he created). With Unaccompanied Minors, he piles on one unfunny gag after another, leaving little room for character development.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 8, 2006
A noisy, not particularly charming collection of skits and skirmishes.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 8, 2006
It's a holiday farce in a minor key, suitable for the not-ready-for-PG-13 crowd, too boring for anybody else.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
December 8, 2006
There's some amusing mischief as the underage passengers outsmart the grownups, but the picture also features mean-spirited stereotypes that kill the festive mood. Talk about holiday blahs.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
December 8, 2006
A lot of crotches get abused in the kiddie comedy Unaccompanied Minors. And as a viewer, I felt a lot like a crotch.
| Original Score: .5/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
December 8, 2006
Unaccompanied Minors is a Christmas headache looking for an audience.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
December 8, 2006
A film that's funny and entertaining for kids and adults and does not involve moronic warring neighbors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
December 8, 2006
Why bother suffering through 90 minutes of bad company for a few moments of holiday cheer? Especially when you can still stay home alone and watch A Charlie Brown Christmas somewhere on TV.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
December 8, 2006
Though [director] Feig has said he was aiming for the spirit of films by John Landis (Animal House), Unaccompanied Minors more closely resembles the lesser movies of director-producer John Hughes.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
December 8, 2006
A clumsily made but disarming enough movie about the joys of getting away with everything.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
December 7, 2006
Nothing more than Home Alone in an airport.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
December 7, 2006
A gently toned but ultimately trifling caper.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
December 7, 2006
Though it doesn't reek of originality, Unaccompanied Minors manages to keep familiar routines entertaining and find fresh ways to revive the laughs fossilized inside old gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
December 7, 2006
It's a prefab slapstick-'n'-pathos stew that doesn't taste like anything.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 7, 2006
Most of the comedy consists of one-liners and wacky slapstick.
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John Anderson
Newsday
December 7, 2006
The dialogue is truly painful. The situations are so contrived they make "SpongeBob" seem like a nature documentary. But what's more annoying about Minors, is the calculation behind it.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Bob Townsend
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 7, 2006
A Christmas lump of coal.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
December 6, 2006
Anyone old enough to go see this without a parent or guardian will have seen it all before.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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David Germain
Associated Press
December 6, 2006
How do you defang and declaw caustic standup comic and commentator Lewis Black? Stick him in a PG-rated holiday family movie, then stand back and watch the laughs not pile up.
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Luke Y. Thompson
Village Voice
December 5, 2006
Anyone who has ever actually been stuck in a terminal with rowdy youngsters will not likely choose to pay money to revisit that experience on-screen.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
December 5, 2006
Where's John Hughes when you really need him?
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Variety
December 4, 2006
Cycles of escape, recapture and punishment ensue, though a climactic infusion of Christmas spirit helps keep results merry.