A man (Pierrino Mascarino) leaves his small Italian village to visit his troubled relatives (Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer) abroad.
" An effortless heartwarmer that manages to be utterly corny but quite likable. "
" Both movies have familiar and even hokey aspects, but they're also sincere rather than cynical, and there's something affecting about the very similar messages they're peddling. "
" Uncle Nino is strictly straightforward and utterly conventional yet has been made with the kind of caring and commitment that will connect with many viewers. "
" A creaky, cliched, feel-good family drama about learning to stop and smell the roses - and planting a vegetable garden while you're at it -- Uncle Nino is shameless, sappy fare. "
" A third-rate Robin Williams movie that didn't even have the decency to hire Robin Williams. "
" Aggressive heartwarmer, which turns out to be much more of a heartburner. "
" Has an undeniably generous heart even as it undertakes its all-too-familiar lessons. "
" It's all neat and sweet and one-dimensional, more the moral to a story than a story. "
" It's just about impossible to make this tired material fresh. "
" It's like sitting down for risotto al Gorgonzola at a fine restaurant, hearing the can-opener in the kitchen and realizing that your chef's named Boyardee. "
" It's the sort of fluff that may catch your eye during channel-surfing sessions, but it's hardly worthy of an outing and an open wallet. "
" Shallcross fails to infuse the proceedings with the wit or distinctiveness necessary to lift it above the crop of its so many similar-themed predecessors. "
" Sounds Disneyfied enough on paper, but the elderly, violin-toting hero's successful attempt to infiltrate his miscreant nephew's mall-punk garage band is too creepy to fulfill the hipness quotient. "
" There's not a single surprise or moment of dramatic tension. "
" This is not my kind of movie, and I found myself feeling mighty restless by the end, or even halfway through, or even near the beginning, but objectively I know there are people who will embrace this movie. "
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