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Uncle Nino Reviews

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Angie Ward
Christianity Today
November 10, 2006
The message is timeless. Family matters. Tell people you love them. Despite its predictability, the movie works because it is completely without guile.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 18, 2005
Both movies have familiar and even hokey aspects, but they're also sincere rather than cynical, and there's something affecting about the very similar messages they're peddling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
February 11, 2005
An effortless heartwarmer that manages to be utterly corny but quite likable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide
February 11, 2005
Heartwarming is not always a bad thing. Consider this family film from writer-director Robert Shallcross: It's not only warm and fuzzy in all the right places, it's something that the whole family might actually enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mack Bates
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
February 11, 2005
Its celebration of the importance of the family unit makes it a family film in the truest sense of the term.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 11, 2005
A superior cast and fine, believable performances lift this above an original production you would find on PAX TV.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 10, 2005
Uncle Nino is strictly straightforward and utterly conventional yet has been made with the kind of caring and commitment that will connect with many viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
July 23, 2010
As a film in general, Uncle Nino would probably be no more than a 6 out of 10, but as a family film it merits a 7.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
July 1, 2005
Nino acts like an Italian fairy-god-uncle... transforming this house into a home - where flowers thrive, violin music fills the air, and everybody eats dinner together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
March 5, 2005
It feels something like a made-for-TV movie that fell back behind the fridge circa 1982 and has been rotting there ever since.
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 3, 2005
A third-rate Robin Williams movie that didn't even have the decency to hire Robin Williams.
| Original Score: D+
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
February 26, 2005
Shallcross fails to infuse the proceedings with the wit or distinctiveness necessary to lift it above the crop of its so many similar-themed predecessors.
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
February 18, 2005
Such a hamfisted effort that the ostensibly comic moments aren't nearly as funny as the sappily earnest serious parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
February 15, 2005
There's a place for a movie like this--but it's really on the Hallmark Hall of Fame rather than in an auditorium you have to pay to get into.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Ned Martel
New York Times
February 14, 2005
Aggressive heartwarmer, which turns out to be much more of a heartburner.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
February 12, 2005
There's not a single surprise or moment of dramatic tension.
James Verniere
Boston Herald
February 11, 2005
Aspires to be a My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but succeeds only in being a big, fat, ethnic cliche.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 11, 2005
This is barely believable treacle, not helped by the fact that the characters don't even rise to the level of cartoons, much less real people.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 11, 2005
This is not my kind of movie, and I found myself feeling mighty restless by the end, or even halfway through, or even near the beginning, but objectively I know there are people who will embrace this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
February 11, 2005
The film -- and its characters -- are full of quirks. But it tries a little too hard, especially where the quirks are concerned.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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