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Home Alone 3

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Formulaic movie draws some laughs from pratfalls.

Movie PG 1997 102 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 18+

1'st Home Alone And New York Was Waaaaaaaaaaay Much Better

The Home Alone Series Was Great Unitl 3 I'ts No Good Not Funny At All And To Much Sex And Voilence And Swearing

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
2 people found this helpful.
age 2+

Dumb, useless and annoying.

This movie tried to make a home alone 3, but failed MASSIVELY.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (48 ):

Considering that Home Alone's initial hero played by Macualay Culkin is a very hard act to follow, little Alex D. Linz fills his shoes pretty well. He's cute, he's clever, he's got a devilish smile, and he's got the whole house to himself. The fact that John Hughes had a hand in writing and producing this movie goes a long way, too. The jokes are smart, the characters are fleshed-out, plus -- a bonus -- Scarlett Johansson fans get to see her in a bit part as Alex's older sister.

There is a formula that the movie goes by, of course. We know the bad guys are going to find Alex's house. We know that they are going to get punished when he unleashes his traps a-plenty. But the stakes are higher here, since the bad guys are smarter. And you do kind of feel sorry that the poor kid was left at home, even if we know he's invincible. Not bad for a threequel.

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