Home Alone

Home Alone

Home Alone

Madcap family holiday classic from John Hughes starring Macaulay Culkin as Kevin, an eight-year-old who is accidentally left behind when the rest of his family fly off to Paris for the Christmas break. With the house all to himself, Kevin has his own vacation fun - eating all the junk food he can and making a mess of the place. But when a pair of burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) target the house, Kevin defends his home with a variety of homemade booby traps.

1990Rating: PG99 minsUSA
ComedyKids & Family
Director:
Chris Columbus ('Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone', 'Mrs. Doubtfire', 'Adventures in Babysitting')
Writer:
John Hughes
Cast:
Macaulay CulkinJoe PesciDaniel SternJohn HeardRoberts BlossomCatherine O'Hara

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Home Alone | Reviews

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The Guardian

The Guardian

(Culkin) is a vivid screen presence, almost incandescent with confidence.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The first half of "Home Alone" is as flat and unsurprising as its cute little premise suggests.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

(Culkin's) such a confident and gifted little actor that I'd like to see him in a story I could care more about.

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

The multiple continuity errors that make the last scene possible strain one’s suspension of disbelief to near the breaking point.

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Variety

Variety

A firstrate production in which every element contributes to the overall smartly realized tone...

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BBC

BBC

This is a film which manages to capture some of the best qualities of Christmas in a surprisingly enjoyable format...

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Time Out

Time Out

An inconsistency of mood not helped by abrupt editing and Columbus' sometimes self-conscious direction...

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The story feels cobbled together from leftover pieces of Sixteen Candles and Planes, Trains & Automobiles...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

For all its naughty mania and wish fulfilment you can feel the rough gear-changes of processed scriptwriting hard-wired for effect.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Macauley Culkin has the kind of crack comic timing that’s missing in many an adult star...

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