• R, 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Jake Scott
    In Theaters:
    Oct 29, 2010 Limited
    On DVD:
    Feb 1, 2011
  • Samuel Goldwyn Films/Destination Films

Opening

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—— The Class Of '92 Jul 08

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Welcome to the Rileys Reviews

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Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered

Plenty of authentic laughs and great supporting performances make Welcome to the Rileys a decent film.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 7/10

November 11, 2013
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Kristen Stewart ever runs out of "Snow White" sequels, this is what her post "Twilight" career should look like.

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 3/4

January 17, 2013
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant

For every moment of raw self-destruction there is an equally charming resolution.

Full Review Source: ScreenRant | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 5, 2012

Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

November 25, 2011
Jeremy Aspinall
Radio Times

[It] will win no prizes for originality, but it benefits greatly from the subtle performances of the two leads, particularly Leo...

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 3/5

November 20, 2011
Philip French
Observer [UK]

It's a preposterous story, yet for part of its duration at least, Gandolfini as the slouching, baggily dressed Doug and Leo as the reawakened wife manage to make it rather touching.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

November 19, 2011
Derek Malcolm
This is London

If it could be too slow-burning for some, it is at least a refreshing change from a pattern of film-making that never gives you a moment's rest because there is nothing under the surface.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 3/5

November 19, 2011
Alex Zane
Sun Online

Despite its indie sensibilities, under the surface it's a pure Hollywood heart that beats here.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2011
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Observant writing and direction make this exploration of grief surprisingly uplifting.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 17, 2011
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Quietly assured and superbly written, this is an emotionally engaging drama with a trio of terrific performances from James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart and Melissa Leo.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

November 16, 2011
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

Movingly written and exquisitely played by the three leads, this never gets bogged down in sentiment or lazily opts for easy answers.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

November 16, 2011
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a consistently watchable piece of work that benefits substantially from its stellar performances...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

February 4, 2011
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum

Surprising twists lead the story in unexpected directions. The actors get credit for making you care about these characters. The audience develops a temporary bond during the 110-minute running time.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 3/4

December 11, 2010
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

The film works because its stars make up a trifecta of terrific performers who overcome the clichés inherent in their characters.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star | Original Score: 3/4

December 10, 2010
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...an uncompromising movie about the compromises people sometimes have to make in order to save themselves - and others. It's about doing what's necessary and right, instead of what's moral.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 88/100

December 10, 2010
Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly

He may not have hit a homerun on his first Sundance at-bat, but debut feature director Jake Scott is savvy enough to get on base.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 3/5

December 3, 2010
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

"Rileys" isn't believable for a second, but it's often watchable, thanks to its hardworking cast.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News | Original Score: B-

December 2, 2010
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The story sounds ridiculous -- hokey, even. But James Gandolfini, Melissa Leo and Kristen Stewart inhabit their roles with such an unstudied validity that we don't for a moment think of them as movie characters behaving for the camera.

Full Review Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 2, 2010
Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News
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Welcome to the Rileys is a reminder that good, or at least intriguing, things can come in what seem to be predictable packages.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: 3/5

November 24, 2010
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

It's surprising in the lovely notes it consistently hits, and the simmering sweetness it achieves, despite the dark, seedy framework propping it up

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 3/4

November 18, 2010
Leah Rozen
TheWrap
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October 7, 2011
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