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Miracle on 34th Street Reviews

October 23, 2018
When [it] remembers that it's supposed to be a sweet piece of hokum, when it has the wit to leave Attenborough and Wilson on the screen together and forget about its rash of putative improvements, it does offer well-scrubbed family fare.
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.
July 6, 2010
The overall effect is enjoyable and cuddly like a warm fire on a cold night. It also harkens back to a bygone, simpler time.
December 1, 2008
This retelling is loving and gentle and lit like a 1940s musical.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
April 17, 2001
A different angle is taken for the legal case in this movie and it works quite well in creating a fairytale miracle within the middle of corporate America.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
You don't have to believe to enjoy Miracle on 34th Street, but it sure helps.
January 1, 2000
For the most part, the movie's a slow-moving, overblown, never-better-than-competent rendition of the original.
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
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