Parents' Guide to

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

By Colette DeDonato, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Sequel takes slapstick shenanigans to NYC.

Movie PG 1992 100 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 21 parent reviews

age 10+


Most of the movie is mild language (shut up, stupid, pervert, ect ). However, the dad does say "damn" and Kevin calls the bad guys "asses".
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age 5+

Great movie

There isn't too much violence and it is safe for 7 and up. There are really good positive messages and it was hilarious. There is only one violent scene in which the kid is throwing bricks on the robbers. But they don't get too badly hurt. Otherwise there is no violence. It is a great family movie. It is very funny. The main charecter in this story is a great role model.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (21):
Kids say (92):

The early family scenes in Home Alone 2 are some of the movie's funniest moments, as are Kevin's clever survival schemes at the hotel and on the streets of New York. As a sequel, the movie manages to be funny, if predictable, and occasionally borders on heart-warming -- in an odd yet touching moment, Kevin befriends a homeless woman and encourages her to reach out to people more.

It's easy to see why fans took to Culkin's "little big guy" routine in the '90s. He's a charmer. And as Kevin's mom, Catherine O'Hara is a well-wrought mix of funny and sentimental.

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