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Welcome to the Rileys Reviews

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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
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
October 5, 2012
For every moment of raw self-destruction there is an equally charming resolution.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 25, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
November 17, 2011
Observant writing and direction make this exploration of grief surprisingly uplifting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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
February 4, 2011
...a consistently watchable piece of work that benefits substantially from its stellar performances...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
December 10, 2010
The film works because its stars make up a trifecta of terrific performers who overcome the clichés inherent in their characters.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
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-
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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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