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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
    40
    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
    40
    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
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