A pretty darn awesome remake. It may bring some extra 90's cheese, mostly due to the needlessly dramatic music, and it may be overlong in places, but this certainly works. Attenborough is the only person I could imagine taking over this role. He comes across as a genuinely kind and considerate man, with nothing but kindness in his heart. Like the original, it keeps silent as to whether he is Santa or not. The court scene is particularly funny, with a few fist pumping moments. I'd still pick the original, but if you can't sit your whole family down in front of a black and white film, this certainly doesn't offend the original.
Miracle on 34th Street (1994) 1080p YIFY Movie
Miracle on 34th Street (1994) 1080p
Miracle on 34th Street is a movie starring Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, and Dylan McDermott. A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing.
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The Synopsis for Miracle on 34th Street (1994) 1080p
A little girl discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Her mother told her the "secret" about Santa a long time ago, so Susan doesn't expect to receive the most important gifts on her Christmas list. But after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all - something to believe in.
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Miracle on 34th Street (1994)Reviewed bySnakesOnAnAfricanPlainVote: 7/10
Most remakes should not have been attempted. However, this movie has an excellent cast, and significant story-line differences from the classic 1947 version. This 1994 version is not better than the 1947 version, but just as good. This is a movie for today, with video-cams, cell-phones... If you want nostalgia, to see old New York, see the 1947 version.
As far as remakes of classics go this is certainly one of the better examples. The great strength of this film is the casting which throughout matches the excellent class of the original, and this is no mean achievement.
Occasionally the writers felt the need to deviate from the original - perhaps once or twice too often, because the original story was quite modern anyway, i.e. it did not need much updating. Some of these deviations work pretty well (the midnight wedding was a great new idea although left a bit underdeveloped), others very much less so. Using Joss Ackland as a cross between Ebenezer Scrooge and Ernst Stavro Blofeld was a bit daft, but the only real disaster is the resolution of the court case, one of the highlights of the original and a MAJOR let-down in this version.