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Welcome to the Rileys Reviews

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
December 8, 2010
"Welcome to the Rileys" sets out to be a study of grief and how to overcome it, but it rings too false to offer much hope - or entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 2, 2010
It's as if Tony Soprano and Bella Swan had landed the two leads in somebody's amateur theater company, and this is what the lucky audience gets.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 24, 2010
"Welcome to the Rileys"? Thanks, but no thanks.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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 12, 2010
Terrific acting by James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo -- and a noble effort from Kristen Stewart -- goes a long way toward salvaging it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 1, 2010
Doug's mission -- to reclaim Mallory's innocence and his own fatherhood -- is too deranged for the squeaky-clean treatment it receives here.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 29, 2010
The kind of movie performers often hail as a "labor of love." And audiences just find labored.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 29, 2010
If Welcome to the Rileys were a thicker-skinned movie -- if it were the movie it thinks it is -- so much of the outcome wouldn't be telegraphed the minute you read the premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 29, 2010
Ms. Leo finds a way to be affecting in spite of it all. It's as if her later scenes had been lifted from another movie. An enjoyable one.
October 29, 2010
Audiences tend to avoid Kristen Stewart's non-Twilight movies like vampires fleeing daylight. Believe me, it's their loss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 29, 2010
Sorrow suffuses "Welcome to the Rileys," if somewhat uneasily.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 28, 2010
Stewart's idea of inhabiting this part seems to be to scowl a lot and let her hair go unwashed. The Twilight star doesn't have the depth or emotional agility to go toe-to-toe with Gandolfini and Leo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 28, 2010
The actors and admirably sensitive director Jake Scott (son of Ridley) can't compensate for Ken Hixon's long slog of a script.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 28, 2010
Like a quiet conversation about despair and hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 28, 2010
The story line invites such horselaughs that writer Ken Hixon and director Jake Scott handle it too gingerly, as if at the end of tongs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 28, 2010
Scott has the good sense not to bring everything to a neat conclusion. After all, this is really the Rileys' movie, and one about rebirth and letting go of demons.
October 28, 2010
Welcome To The Rileys is way too humorless for a film in which Stewart repeatedly refers to her genitals as her "cooter."
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 27, 2010
The overload of soapsuds (and the production's excessive attention to on-location squalor) at times overwhelms the earnest performances of the three very good lead actors...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 27, 2010
You just wonder what Jake Scott, the director son of Ridley Scott, and Ken Hixon, the confused and inconsistent screenwriter, were smoking. Whatever it is, I'll have what they're having.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 27, 2010
Another descent into mediocre Amerindie miserablism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 26, 2010
Jake Scott's Welcome to the Rileys is so underwritten that, despite a more energetic performance, Stewart makes much less of an impression.
October 25, 2010
Ken Hixon's script contrives a lot of mutual-healing set pieces and then sadly but shrewdly aborts them...
October 13, 2010
An engaging, if tense, viewing experience.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 25, 2010
The sluggish pace serves to spotlight poignant scenes, but mostly feels as if the Rileys' family tragedy has left their 30-year marriage in a state of suspended animation.
January 25, 2010
An oft-told tale gets brightened by three fine performances.