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Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Recycled gags with none of the original's charm.

Movie NR 2003 83 minutes
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age 12+

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Bad horror movie

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age 18+


Truly horrifying

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Too much violence
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (54 ):

The jokes fall flat, and the smart observations sound like they're being read off a cue card. In the HOME ALONE franchise, so much hangs on the little hero, Kevin. Macaulay Culkin's comedic timing and precocious remarks made for great entertainment, but Weinberg just doesn't have the chops to carry this movie's weak script.

The supporting cast isn't as lame: The bad guys are pretty amusing, though they get beaten to a pulp. But serious subjects like divorce and parenting get thrown around too lightly -- and lamely -- to make this good kids' entertainment.

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