Niagara Motel

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A porn producer (Kevin Pollak), an alcoholic (Craig Ferguson), a drug-addicted mother (Anna Friel) and others struggle to make ends meet.

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Critic Reviews for Niagara Motel

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  • A blue chip cast is wasted in the painfully unfunny ensemble comedy Niagara Motel, about a gaggle of self-absorbed nitwits struggling to make ends meet on the Canadian side of the tourist mecca.

    March 24, 2006 | Full Review…

    Eddie Cockrell

    Variety
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  • Too many characters and so much plot that no single scenario ever develops into an absorbing drama.

    March 24, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The actors are more or less on the same page, trying as much as possible to underplay this overheated material. But that doesn't help when the page itself is a scribbled sheet of foolscap crammed with narrative tangents and thematic jottings.

    March 24, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Yates has given himself so many stories to tell here that his only plausible excuse for Niagara Motel's total lack of dramatic tension or laughs is a script that fails to include a solitary good line.

    December 6, 2005 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

    Matt McNally

    BBC.com
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  • I'm not exactly sure what compelled me to finish watching this so-called "black comedy," which is a little heavy on the black and far too light on the comedy.

    March 6, 2008 | Full Review…
  • a tragicomic ensemble piece about people on the edge and love on the rocks.

    August 2, 2007 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Niagara Motel

  • Sep 12, 2008
    The poster says "extremely funny," I guess I must have missed that part, even though I watched the whole thing. It's one of those depressing doesn't really go anywhere, but it doesn't matter that it doesn't go anywhere, independent films.
    FanGirl B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 15, 2008
    It's movies like this that make me avoid "comidies".
    Curtis L Super Reviewer
  • Mar 13, 2008
    A movie about some people who are staying or living at a dumpy Niagara Falls motel or eating at a nearby diner. Everyone has problems of some sort, and the movie deals with their lives. I didn't mind the acting, but I thought the writing left a lot to be desired. Each of their stories were not connected enough and sort of ho-hum.
    Red L Super Reviewer

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