Welcome to the Rileys Reviews

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November 16, 2019
With a subtle emotional build, intricately nuanced and believable performances that are deeply affective, touching the heart, Welcome to The Rileys rolls out the welcome mat to each of us.
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 17, 2011
Despite its indie sensibilities, under the surface it's a pure Hollywood heart that beats here.
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.
February 4, 2011
...a consistently watchable piece of work that benefits substantially from its stellar performances...
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.
December 10, 2010
The film works because its stars make up a trifecta of terrific performers who overcome the clichs inherent in their characters.
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.
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.
December 2, 2010
"Rileys" isn't believable for a second, but it's often watchable, thanks to its hardworking cast.
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.
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