Richie Rich

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Released 1994

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Director:
Donald Petrie
Released:
1994
Rating:
PG
Richie Rich is an American live action film adaptation of the famous comic book character, Richie Rich. This 1994 comedy stars Macaulay Culkin and John Larroquette, and is directed by Donald Petrie. Richie Rich is the world's wealthiest kid, he's got everything a kid could want, a personal mad scientist, a McDonald's in his basement and a Mount Rushmore style face in an actual mountain. But one thing he lacks is friends. Right now his only pal is the uptight servant Cadbury, and that won't cut it. While he meets some new friends, his parents' business CEO, Laurence van Dough, is conniving to steal their fortune, even if that means killing them and framing Cadbury, then taking over the estate. Can Richie can his new friends save the Rich family fortune? Find out in this modern spin on a classic lovable character, and Culkin's last film as a child actor.

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  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    What's sort of wonderful is the way this movie takes that old formula and makes it fresh and new, with actors who give it wit and charm.

  • 75

    San Francisco Chronicle Peter Stack

    A solid bit of fun in the straight-arrow family entertainment genre, Richie Rich, starring Macaulay Culkin, doesn't pretend to be much more than pleasant matinee fodder.

  • 50

    Philadelphia Inquirer Desmond Ryan

    Richie Rich has some fun with Richie's pampered life, and Culkin seems at ease with the role of a kid who has been isolated from his peers by money and celebrity - perhaps because ...

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Comedy, Drama, Kids

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child hero, children in adult situations, father and son, celebrity life, characters with hidden agendas