• Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone

Release Date: November 16th, 1990

DVD Release Date: October 5th, 1999

PG |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O'Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.

Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara, John Heard, Roberts Blossom, John Candy, Angela Goethals

Director: Chris Columbus

Genres: Comedy , Children

Production Co: 20th Century Fox, Hughes Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: 1990s, Brother, Mother, Heartwarming, Hilarious, Transformation, Family, Growing up

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60

    So it may not be Citizen Kane, but it is a hilarious comedy (although not a very believable one — there can be no eight-year-olds this ingenious) that kids will love and adults won’t mind sitting through either. show more

  • 63
    TV Guide Magazine

    The first half of Home Alone features the sugar-coated sentimentality that can usually be found in a Hughes film, while the second half is full of unanticipated sadism. show more

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    All plausibility is gone, we sit back, detached, to watch stunt men and special effects guys take over a movie that promised to be the kind of story audiences could identify with. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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