Miracle on 34th Street 1947

Critics score:
96 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune: A Christmas season evergreen. Read more

TIME Magazine: A surefire, brightly cynical bit of whimsy. Read more

Bosley Crowther, New York Times: [Let us] heartily proclaim that it is the freshest little picture in a long time, and maybe even the best comedy of this year. Read more

Noel Murray, AV Club: Yes, Miracle On 34th Street is pure Hollywood hokum... But the film is pretty savvy too, getting a jump on mounting anxieties about the post-war cult of consumerism. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: It's a highly professional piece of Hollywood sentimentalism. Read more

Kate Cameron, New York Daily News: It is light, it is charming, it is delightfully funny and completely captivating. It is all that, and something more. Read more

Time Out: The original (and best) version of the cockle-warming tale of a man who claims to be the real-life Santa Claus. Read more

Shirley O'Hara, The New Republic: Miracle on 34th Street isn't great art or high comedy, but it is good entertainment. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: So you don't believe in Santa Claus? If you want to stay a non-believer don't see Miracle. Read more