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Film REVIEW: Home Alone (1990) - ★★★★★

Director: Chris Columbus

Writer: John Hughes

Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Roberts Blossom, Catherine O'Hara.

Genre: Comedy, Family

Themes: Christmas, Home Alone, Child Protagonist

An eight-year-old troublemaker, mistakenly left home alone, must defend his home against a pair of burglars on Christmas eve.

The first film in the Home Alone franchise.

While the film’s reception was initially mixed, in later years reception has been generally positive, with praise for its cast, humor, and music.

Home Alone has since been considered one of the best Christmas films. A sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, was released in 1992.


Jan (Age 11) - ★★★★1/2

"A brilliant family movie! The highlights of this movie for me were; Kevin shoplifting, Kevin getting pizza, Kevins first encounter with the wet bandits, Kevins fight back against the wet bandits (his second encounter with the wet bandits), and Kevin's family reunion. My favourite character as might have guessed is Kevin, because he was funny and adventurous all at the same time. My favourite part of the film was Kevin first realising that he was home alone. I will watch Home Alone 2 soon so I hope that it's just as good as Home Alone (1) or better!"

Have you seen it?


Like this? Try these!....

  1. The Goonies (1985) - #137 - ★★★★

  2. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) - #139 - ★★★★

  3. Toy Story (1995) - #167 - ★★★★

  4. Up (2009) - #173 - ★★★★

  5. Inside Out (2015) - #174 - ★★★★

  6. Ratatouille (2007) - #266 - ★★★★

  7. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) - #767 - ★★

  8. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) - #779 - ★★

  9. Home Alone 3 (1997) - n/a

  10. Home Sweet Home Alone (2021) - n/a

For more family comedies, Pixar is really the best with the likes of Toy Story Up, Ratatouille and Inside Out. Elsewehere there's more child heroes in The Goonies and How to Train Your Dragon, more Christmas fun in How the Grinch Stole Christmas and the Home Alone sequels.

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