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December 5, 2018
Takes clichéd storytelling and predictability and runs with it, padding out a 110-minute runtime with a story that has the ability to be compelling if it wasn't for the fact that we have seen it all before.
October 24, 2017
Ken Hixon's (City by the Sea, Inventing the Abbotts) script is formulaic and doesn't take any chances... but [director Jake] Scott and his trio of actors elevate the material with light yet heartfelt touches.
November 11, 2013
Plenty of authentic laughs and great supporting performances make Welcome to the Rileys a decent film.
January 17, 2013
Kristen Stewart ever runs out of "Snow White" sequels, this is what her post "Twilight" career should look like.
October 5, 2012
For every moment of raw self-destruction there is an equally charming resolution.
November 25, 2011
November 20, 2011
[It] will win no prizes for originality, but it benefits greatly from the subtle performances of the two leads, particularly Leo...
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.
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.
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.
November 19, 2011
Gandolfini's bashful, bear-like Doug is endearing but most of this earnest film just doesn't ring true.
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.
November 17, 2011
Despite its indie sensibilities, under the surface it's a pure Hollywood heart that beats here.
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.
November 17, 2011
The dialogue and ponderous drama got lost even before the camera rolled.
November 17, 2011
Observant writing and direction make this exploration of grief surprisingly uplifting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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