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Parents' Guide to

Unaccompanied Minors

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Stuck kids run amok; Home Alone this ain't.

Movie PG 2006 89 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 5+

Decent Christmas Movie

A decent amount of funny bits. Shows some minor bad behavior like a young girl who punches multiple men in the nuts but I don’t think it’s a big deal.
age 5+

Funny but nothing special

Appropriate for any age if they don’t believe in Santa. The violence is minimal and suitable for all ages. Most of the violence involves men getting hit in the nuts by the character Donna. Donna’s signature move is punching guys in the nuts and almost every man in the movie gets one.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (15 ):

Both tedious and hyperactive, UNACCOMPANIED MINORS is also a strangely careless movie. Given that it ends up preaching the value of adults and kids sharing Christmas together, it spends an awful lot of time showing the extreme incompatibility of the two species by following a group of kids who, understandably frustrated at their seeming abandonment on Christmas Eve, outsmart and abuse any and all adults they meet.

While Unaccompanied Minors might seem to fall into the kids-running-amok holiday subgenre most famously exemplified by Home Alone, Paul Fieg's movie is a disappointment in several ways. Crass and unimaginative, it's more an assembly of disconnected scenes than a movie with a plot. After they're befriended by Porter's disgruntled employee, Zach (Wilmer Valderrama), the kids eventually triumph, of course, but you're left wondering just what they've won. And, more importantly, what better use you might have found for your time.

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