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Welcome to the Rileys Reviews

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Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered
November 11, 2013
Plenty of authentic laughs and great supporting performances make Welcome to the Rileys a decent film.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 17, 2013
Kristen Stewart ever runs out of "Snow White" sequels, this is what her post "Twilight" career should look like.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ben Kendrick
October 5, 2012
For every moment of raw self-destruction there is an equally charming resolution.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeremy Aspinall
Radio Times
November 20, 2011
[It] will win no prizes for originality, but it benefits greatly from the subtle performances of the two leads, particularly Leo...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
November 19, 2011
It's a preposterous story, yet for part of its duration at least, Gandolfini as the slouching, baggily dressed Doug and Leo as the reawakened wife manage to make it rather touching.
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
November 19, 2011
If it could be too slow-burning for some, it is at least a refreshing change from a pattern of film-making that never gives you a moment's rest because there is nothing under the surface.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
November 19, 2011
It's downbeat and has little to say about the grieving process, and while Gandolfini and Leo are memorable, Stewart is not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
November 19, 2011
Gandolfini's bashful, bear-like Doug is endearing but most of this earnest film just doesn't ring true.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
November 17, 2011
It's a well-made film, and New Orleans is crisply and interestingly shot by cinematographer Christopher Soos, but this ultimately looks like a TV movie dressed up for the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
November 17, 2011
Despite its indie sensibilities, under the surface it's a pure Hollywood heart that beats here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
November 17, 2011
Stewart's strung-out, frowzy performance is a timely reminder that the girl can act, but despite strong work from all three leads, the facile screenplay runs out of things to say fairly quickly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
November 17, 2011
The dialogue and ponderous drama got lost even before the camera rolled.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 17, 2011
Observant writing and direction make this exploration of grief surprisingly uplifting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matthew Turner
November 16, 2011
Quietly assured and superbly written, this is an emotionally engaging drama with a trio of terrific performances from James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart and Melissa Leo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
November 16, 2011
Movingly written and exquisitely played by the three leads, this never gets bogged down in sentiment or lazily opts for easy answers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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David Jenkins
Time Out
November 15, 2011
Stewart lets it all hang out in a firecracker role but her damaged character never achieves the depth the weak material could have done with.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dave White
April 4, 2011
It's not horrible. It's just directed and written with a heavy hand and a sensibility that could use a lot more restraint.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 4, 2011
...a consistently watchable piece of work that benefits substantially from its stellar performances...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
December 11, 2010
Surprising twists lead the story in unexpected directions. The actors get credit for making you care about these characters. The audience develops a temporary bond during the 110-minute running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
December 10, 2010
The film works because its stars make up a trifecta of terrific performers who overcome the clichés inherent in their characters.
| Original Score: 3/4
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