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Directed by Chris Columbus
  • Macaulay Culkin
  • Joe Pesci
  • Daniel Stern
  • Catherine O’Hara
  • John Heard
Screenplay by John Hughes
Genre Comedy, Family


UK Release Date 7th December 1990


Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation. Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays but is disturbed when two burglars try to break in.

Is The Plot Interesting?

Although it might not seem like much on paper, when you’re watching it, it does develop and get better as the movie goes on. It does slow down slightly in the middle, but that would be my only criticism.


Is The Acting Good?

Macaulay Culkin gives one of the best child performances I’ve ever seen. He has his character down to a tee and is very consistent. I thought the two villains were good in the movie as well, played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.

Is The Directing Good?

You can tell Chris Columbus did a good job directing Home Alone just from Macaulay Culkin’s performance and his understanding of the story. Chris Columbus really knows how to work with kids.


Is The Cinematography Good?

Now, the cinematography is okay but it doesn’t have a lot of definition. It has some nice camera angles but it isn’t doesn’t last for long and they never stick in your mind for a long time either.

Is It Worth Watching?

I had a good time watching Home Alone and I think quite a few other people will have as well. I have a feeling the kids will relate to Kevin a lot and want to watch it over and over again!


This is it! Don’t get scared now!

– Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister