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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

Empire Magazine
November 25, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 10, 2010
...an uncompromising movie about the compromises people sometimes have to make in order to save themselves - and others. It's about doing what's necessary and right, instead of what's moral.
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly
December 3, 2010
He may not have hit a homerun on his first Sundance at-bat, but debut feature director Jake Scott is savvy enough to get on base.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
December 2, 2010
"Rileys" isn't believable for a second, but it's often watchable, thanks to its hardworking cast.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
December 2, 2010
The story sounds ridiculous -- hokey, even. But James Gandolfini, Melissa Leo and Kristen Stewart inhabit their roles with such an unstudied validity that we don't for a moment think of them as movie characters behaving for the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News
November 24, 2010
Welcome to the Rileys is a reminder that good, or at least intriguing, things can come in what seem to be predictable packages.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Scott
November 18, 2010
It's surprising in the lovely notes it consistently hits, and the simmering sweetness it achieves, despite the dark, seedy framework propping it up
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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