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Miracle on 34th Street Reviews

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October 23, 2018
This curiously depressing remake of Miracle on 34th Street epitomizes contemporary Hollywood's inability to bring style and originality to the kind of family comedies it once produced with aplomb.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 31, 2017
The sanitised setting may generate a Yuletide glow, but it gives a hollow, even cynical ring to the film's championship of faith, hope and charity, sweetness and light.
November 30, 2017
Like Attenborough's beard, the new film lacks the buoyancy of its model. Like so many remakes, it is caught between craven homage and uneasy reinvention. And for a celebration of the Christmas spirit, it is oddly gloomy.
January 1, 2000
Even in this newest incarnation, the film maintains its appeal, especially for those willing to suspend both disbelief and cynicism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 3, 2003
A palid remake that misses the point of the story. Stick with the original!
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 0 out of -4..+4
January 1, 2000
For the most part, the movie's a slow-moving, overblown, never-better-than-competent rendition of the original.
December 12, 2003
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.
April 1, 2003
Decent remake that goes on far too long.
| Original Score: 2/5
July 21, 2003
Was this absolutely necessary?
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Richard Attenborough? Sure, he has good hair and beard, but the man simply doesn't twinkle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 20, 2003
The new Miracle on 34th Street, produced by John Hughes and written by him with George Seaton, is a dull project that makes only cosmetic changes in the original.
March 18, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
June 27, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 23, 2018
While some will scoff at the idea of a remake of the original film, this is a fairly enjoyable version of the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
December 10, 2019
The well-rounded characters, scene-stealing performances, lovely lighting, and lush costumes combine to place the 1994 Miracle on 34th Street in the top tier of must-watch Christmas movies.
January 1, 2000
The movie has been remade by producer John Hughes and director Les Mayfield, who follow the original fairly closely, but with a quieter, more elegiac tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 23, 2018
Although the film as a whole is a much more glamorous affair, and Wilson and Elizabeth Perkins as her mother are undoubtedly charming, it does lack some of the magic of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 8, 2008
| Original Score: 5/5
January 30, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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