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Uncle Nino Reviews

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February 11, 2005
It's like sitting down for risotto al Gorgonzola at a fine restaurant, hearing the can-opener in the kitchen and realizing that your chef's named Boyardee.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
February 11, 2005
Has an undeniably generous heart even as it undertakes its all-too-familiar lessons.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 10, 2005
It means well, darn it, and if it fails to entertain, at least it fails to annoy, too.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
February 10, 2005
A creaky, cliched, feel-good family drama about learning to stop and smell the roses - and planting a vegetable garden while you're at it -- Uncle Nino is shameless, sappy fare.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 3, 2005
A third-rate Robin Williams movie that didn't even have the decency to hire Robin Williams.
Read More | Original Score: D+
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
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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February 14, 2005
Aggressive heartwarmer, which turns out to be much more of a heartburner.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
February 11, 2005
It's the sort of fluff that may catch your eye during channel-surfing sessions, but it's hardly worthy of an outing and an open wallet.
February 4, 2005
Though convinced it's helping people to rediscover their roots, the film succeeds only in planting corn.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 10, 2005
It's all neat and sweet and one-dimensional, more the moral to a story than a story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 10, 2005
This guy didn't come from overseas -- he's straight from the Italy section of Epcot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 10, 2005
The acting is endearing and the story has great charm before predictability and sentimentality eventually take over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 8, 2005
Sounds Disneyfied enough on paper, but the elderly, violin-toting hero's successful attempt to infiltrate his miscreant nephew's mall-punk garage band is too creepy to fulfill the hipness quotient.
February 10, 2005
Writer-director Robert Shallcross' film is predictable family narrative -- nothing too spicy, mind you -- that goes down fairly easily.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 11, 2005
It's just about impossible to make this tired material fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 11, 2005
The characters are all clichés, the dialogue is abominable and every story point is radioed so far in advance that it should come with its own motorcade.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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