Home Alone Synopsis
A left-behind boy (Macaulay Culkin) battles two burglars (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) in the house.
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Washington Post

This holiday contender from John Hughes is too crass, too loud and too violent to be added blithely to Christmas viewing traditions. But...
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The New York Times

Kevin has the potential to be the mawkish child or the obnoxious little adult so common on screen, but he is neither. Played with great...
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Washington Post

By Hal Hinson
The movie has a big payoff; it's the setup that's the drag. But Kevin's antics will touch the budding subversive in every kid. My advice?...
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The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
Even though Macaulay Culkin's alternately muggy and inexpressive lead performance hasn't worn well, the supporting turns by Catherine...
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Home Alone is the apex, the pinnacle, the culmination of every bad bit Hughes has ever written or directed. It overflows with primitive,...
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TV Guide

The first half of Home Alone features the sugar-coated sentimentality that can usually be found in a Hughes film, while the second half is...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
All plausibility is gone, we sit back, detached, to watch stunt men and special effects guys take over a movie that promised to be the kind...
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So it may not be Citizen Kane, but it is a hilarious comedy (although not a very believable one — there can be no eight-year-olds this...
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Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
The movie is quite enjoyable as long as it explores the fantasy of a neglected little boy having an entire house of his own to explore and...
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Home Alone

By nhillvip
Great classic! Even better the second time!...

Home Alone

By michaelodonnell340
One of the Best of all Time!!!...

By KDBolejack

My favorite Devin Ratray movie ever!

By Vecchio

Love it!

By alyssalg645
Just saw this in theaters and forgot how amazing of a movie it was. I couldn't stop laughing and seeing it in theaters makes it so much more enjoyable!...

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My fav

By kadiob246
I love this movie sooooo much I laugh at every part even though I have seen it a million times if you have not seen it I highly recommend. ??????...

Brings back my childhood

By batmancw
Love this movie still!...

Christmas Classic

By saltamontes
My son loved watching this Christmas classic on the big screen....

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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ Slapstick family holiday comedy brings the pain.
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