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Uncle Nino Reviews

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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.
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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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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.
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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
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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
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
February 11, 2005
It's just about impossible to make this tired material fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
February 11, 2005
Has an undeniably generous heart even as it undertakes its all-too-familiar lessons.
| Original Score: 2/4
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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
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
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
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Akiva Gottlieb
Village Voice
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.