2.5. Maybe 20 years ago = 5 stars; but even now it wasn't all that bad to watch. One of my favourite kids films and nice to revisit a work which brought you so much fun and happiness as a child, and nostalgic memories. Reliving those memories may not be a good thing, and makes me think fuck adulthood even more :D
As a kid, I loved the fantasy this film presents of being an autonomous child: unsupervised by adults and free to assume the role of man of the house. Now that I'm older, I'm struck by the sheer loneliness and vulnerability of Kevin's situation - John Hughes' screenplay and John Williams' iconic music wisely choosing to underscore the inherent sadness of being left behind by your family during the holidays.