Home Alone
Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone is the highly successful and beloved family comedy about a young boy named Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) who is accidentally left behind when his family takes off for a vacation in France over the holiday season. Once he realizes… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 16, 1990
DVD Release Date: October 5, 1999
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Critic Score
62%
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User Score
79%

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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Home Alone uneven but frequently funny premise stretched unreasonably thin is buoyed by Macaulay Culkin's cute performance and strong supporting stars.

Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times

Home Alone delivers enough laughs.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Pic boasts wonderful casting, with Culkin a delight as funny, resilient Kevin, and O'Hara bringing a snappy, zesty energy to the role of mom.

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Patrick Smith
Daily Telegraph (UK)

The whole thing is gloriously tinged with nostalgia.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

Home Alone seems to be nominating itself as a Christmas classic [and] the film does go some way toward getting the job done.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

A lot of Hughes' hooray-for-suburban-misfits sensibility survives the milling process.

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Sky Cinema

Superlative slapstick comedy.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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 play in, and it still manages to be fun when he exhibits superhuman ingenuity and resourcefulness.

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Time Out

[The movie has] an inconsistency of mood not helped by abrupt editing and Columbus' sometimes self-conscious direction.

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Adrian Turner
Radio Times

Tuned in to two key elements: the joyfulness of Steven Spielberg's ET, and the perennial chase of Tom and Jerry cartoons.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
An entertaining (but overrated) Christmas family movie that may be thin and silly (especially in its third act) but is also refreshingly funny and tender, with… More
Melvin White
Kevin McCallister: This is my house, I have to defend it.† "A Family Comedy Without The Family." I've never been the biggest fan of Home Alone.… More
Directors Cat
A very good slapstick family film backed up with good performances from the adult cast. Kulkin....not so much. I particularly enjoy the burglars enthusiasm in… More
KJ Proulx
From the ridiculousness to the very funny (yet highly unlikely) premise, "Home Alone" is a classic holiday film, although it's probability levels… More
Martin Sahlin
If you want some good old fashion family violence...look no further. This is brutal man. Those guys took the beating of a lifetime....And it's funny as… More
Alex roy
Considering that I don't really like Macaulay Culkin, I'm surprised I even liked this. This was one of the films from my childhood and though… More