Miracle on 34th Street
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The 1947 holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street is transplanted to the 1990s with few changes in this family-oriented remake. The screenplay by the prolific John Hughes sticks close to the original outline, centering on Macy's executive Dorey Walker (Elizabeth Perkins) and her young daughter Susan (Mara Wilson), neither of whom much believes in the spirit of Christmas. Dorey is in charge of hiring Macy's Santas, including an old man named Kriss Kringle (Richard Attenborough). He does a remarkably convincing job, and he soon reveals that he actually believes himself to be Santa Claus.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If this doesn't get you into the holiday spirit, may all of your presents be fruitcakes. (published 12-2-94)"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Was this absolutely necessary?"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Pays tribute to Santa Claus, a figure who stands for the grace, mystery and wonder available during the Christmas season."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The best version."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"A palid remake that misses the point of the story. Stick with the original!"
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"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."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"Decent remake that goes on far too long."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
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