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  • Summary: It's Christmas Eve and a huge blizzard has shut down the airport. Among the stranded travelers, five "unaccompanied minors" are determined to max out their holiday by running wild inside and outside the airport. Without a parent in sight, the rambunctious five outwit and outrun an airport official (Black) and his gullible assistant (Valderrama). The kids turn Christmas at airport into holiday pandemonium and, along the way, prove that the holidays aren't about where you are, but who you're with. (Warner Bros.) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. 75
    A film that's funny and entertaining for kids and adults.
  2. It may not advance the art form, but it's a movie with pleasures for the whole family, and nowadays that's saying something.
  3. 63
    Crashes the slapstick of "Home Alone" into the youthful angst of "The Breakfast Club."
  4. 50
    Turns out to be entertaining but shticky.
  5. Reviewed by: Helen O'Hara
    Great performances from the young cast just can't make up for the overly familiar plot and pre-teen excesses of the action.
  6. Reviewed by: Luke Y. Thompson
    Anyone who has ever actually been stuck in a terminal with rowdy youngsters will not likely choose to pay money to revisit that experience on-screen.
  7. 12
    89 minutes go by like 89 hours. Not just 89 regular hours either: 89 hours of being stuck in an airport. During a blizzard. While Lewis Black sleeps drooling on your shoulder.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. RobertoR.
    May 3, 2007
    It's the best picture ever have a lot of entretening moments with thing that makes the audience laugh and great efects.have an amazing young actors all of them the best one is Quinn Shephard as Donna I love that rol that she made. Expand
  2. peterk.
    Dec 10, 2006
    I had a wonderful time watching this film. I really don't understand it's low imdb rating. I thought the five young leads all gave really great preformances, partucularly Quinn Shepard as Donna. Expand
  3. ArnoldF.
    Dec 9, 2006
    I am an adult and I really enjoyed this movie. The kids were excellent. The camaraderie among them was great.
  4. SaulR.
    Dec 11, 2006
    A briskly paced, well crafted feel good comedy for the holidays, highly enjoyable for the whole family if one is able to get over the implicit anti-Semitism of a Christmas movie. While Lewis Black is a bit over the top, the performances by all the young actors are quite good. There are not enough superlatives to describe Tyler James, who consistently outdoes his material and leaves the audience wanting more. Gina Mantegna is one to watch, and Wilmer Valderrama gives a surprisingly effective performance. Expand