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Welcome to Mooseport Reviews

March 4, 2004
It's a snooze on every level.
February 26, 2004
Devoid of wit and point.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
February 24, 2004
Means to satirize the TV-fueled carnivalesque nature of American electoral politics but only demonstrates the TV-fueled debasement of American commercial comedy.
February 23, 2004
[Mooseport is] like the pound cake of movies -- nice and safe and sweet, but not really worth recommending.
February 21, 2004
Pretty skimpy on fun.
February 20, 2004
Gets old faster than uncovered cheese.
February 20, 2004
A movie marred by a flaccid script, listless pacing, a plethora of cutesy-poo gags and Ray Romano.
February 20, 2004
Donald Petrie's movie is so over-laundered that it has completely sacrificed shape for comfort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 20, 2004
Welcome to Mooseport is the movie equivalent of a bowl of unadorned oatmeal: It's bland, a bit lumpy and, though it'll tide you over until something better comes along, you won't look back fondly on the experience.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 20, 2004
Petrie made Grumpy Old Men, which appealed to the same older audience Welcome to Mooseport apparently is going after ... Both films suffer from a flatness and uneven pacing that make them slow going.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 20, 2004
What a boring place Mooseport turns out to be.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 20, 2004
A nice, if not consistently funny, place to visit.
February 20, 2004
Too often the filmmakers insult the audience's intelligence with far-fetched plot points, not to mention an offensive stereotyping of Mooseport's residents as moronic local yokels.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 20, 2004
Little more than a feature-length screen test for TV icon Ray Romano.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 20, 2004
A comedy so wan and spiritless that even the ringing cell phones in the theater offer more entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 20, 2004
As directed by Donald Petrie, the movie and its characters are amiable and cute when they need to be offbeat and zonked.
Read More | Original Score: C+
February 20, 2004
Instead of a madcap farce, the movie grinds along into a series of laboured comic bits.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 20, 2004
A comfortable movie.
Read More | Original Score: B-
February 20, 2004
To say that Welcome to Mooseport plays like a lost episode of TV's Northern Exposure does not do justice to that show.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 20, 2004
A dud of a comedy that wastes a top-notch cast on a ridiculous premise.
Read More | Original Score: D+
February 20, 2004
A soothing buddy movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 20, 2004
A tremendous waste of Academy Award-caliber talent.
February 20, 2004
[Hackman and Romano] work well together here, and Tierney does a heroic job of playing a character who doesn't know how the story will end, when everybody else, in the cast and in the audience, has an excellent idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 20, 2004
A disappointingly limp small-town farce played several shades too broadly by a cast that has done better work elsewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 20, 2004
If you're looking for inoffensive material that will occasionally draw a chuckle, Welcome to Mooseport is for you.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 19, 2004
Hackman could play his role in his sleep, but Romano is asleep.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 19, 2004
A most welcome treat.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 19, 2004
An ocean of blown opportunities.
February 19, 2004
Donald Petrie's film is a terminally mild attempt to revive the populist political comedy as pioneered by Frank Capra in the 1930's.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 19, 2004
Welcome to Mooseport can't decide if it wants to be a political farce or a romantic comedy. It's a bit of both, but not enough of either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 19, 2004
At best it's innocuous.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 19, 2004
Tepid comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 19, 2004
There's not a whole lot to like about Welcome to Mooseport, and, considering how lively real politics can be these days, you're likely to get more entertainment from watching two hours of CSPAN.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 19, 2004
It plays like six subplots in search of a sitcom.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 19, 2004
Mild as milk and, at times, slower than August traffic heading to L.L. Bean. Good cast, though.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 19, 2004
The picture is a series of missed opportunities.
February 19, 2004
When did feature-length comedies like this one come to settle for indistinguishably 'colorful' characters as a substitute for anything really funny or sharp to say about American daily life?
Full Review | Original Score: D-
February 19, 2004
Welcome to Mooseport isn't a belly-laugh farce. It's more along the lines of a My Cousin Vinny, where you just enjoy almost everybody who crosses the screen.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 19, 2004
Unless you're a real Romano fan, take the bypass.
Read More | Original Score: C
February 17, 2004
A predictable comedy masquerading as the tale of an unlikely political nail-biter.