Mambo Italiano Reviews

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April 1, 2006
October 30, 2004
September 11, 2004
November 29, 2003
Every time Mambo Italiano seems headed for a plunge into the ethnic cartoon swamp, a refreshingly, unexpected element throws up a roadblock and keeps the movie on solid emotional ground.
October 24, 2003
You actually come to like these people.
October 16, 2003
It's the balance of ethnic humor, melodrama and simple charms that make Mambo Italiano, while not something too special, a solid choice for those who enjoy Greek Wedding and its other recent spinoffs.
October 8, 2003
Paul Sorvino and Ginette Reno bring dignity to the roles of the parents.
October 4, 2003
Tired jokes, but done with such good humor that I must admit I laughed throughout.
October 3, 2003
Mambo Italiano is no sophisticated dance, but it moves about with an open heart. And hey, it's at least as funny as that Greek thing.
October 3, 2003
The humor is broad -- the jokes tend to head toward obvious punchlines -- but it is well delivered.
October 2, 2003
The characters are blatantly stereotypical, but Galluccio is able to get away with it because he's poking fun at the people he loves.
September 23, 2003
This is "Big Fat Greek Wedding" with bite and one of the funniest films of the year
September 21, 2003
A whole lot of familiar pieces, all glued together quite neatly and delivered in a funny, breezy package.
September 20, 2003
Beneath the heavy accents, wild gesticulating, slaps to the head and garish flocked wallpaper, there's an awful lot of heart.
September 20, 2003
Like Greek Wedding, Mambo has enough funny moments to save it.
September 20, 2003
The mild, squeezably soft-hearted Mambo Italiano is a rare case of being not nearly as excruciating as its trailer suggests.
September 20, 2003
There's nothing subtle about the writing -- which relies heavily on narration -- or the acting, but interesting casting goes a long way.
September 20, 2003
Pardon the pun, but Angelo and Nino are very much the straight men in this comedy. They're playing the dilemma for real.
September 20, 2003
The film adaptation is by no means a masterpiece, but it has greatly improved on the play, an abysmal piece full of shrill and irritating characters.
September 20, 2003
So sure, the characters and jokes may feel awfully familiar, but for those who see a little of themselves in Angelo's family, well, that's just part of this little movie's charm.
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