City Island
City Island (2010)

When prison guard and New York family man, Vince Rizzo, sees a familiar name among the new convicts list, he realizes it belongs to a boy who he fathered 20 years earlier but abandoned. Now married with a new family, Vince takes his… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 24, 2010
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81%
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80%



Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Raymond De Felitta combines warmth, humanity, and a natural sense of humor, and is abetted by Andy Garcia and an excellent ensemble cast.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Andy Garcia demonstrates real comic chops in this charming comedy of family dysfunction.

Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The slice-of-life comedy City Island is a charming throwback filled with authentic characters.

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

Andy Garcia is a pleasant enough guide to almost rate a visit to this City, but all the conflict here lies on the surface.

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Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com

This is the kind of movie that could easily sink into comedy hijinks as broad and flat as pappardelle. But it doesn't. De Felitta... makes no apologies for the outrageousness of the coincidences and gloriously knotty relationships and secrets.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

A funny, heartfelt look at families, relationships and the lies that prop them up as much as tear them down.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

an enjoyably offbeat slice of amusingly dysfunctional family life

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Writer-director Raymond De Felitta has cut together a frustrating comedy, with the misunderstandings piling up like kindling for a bonfire that his movie never lights.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Writer-director Raymond De Felitta is essentially offering a kinky-comic New Yawk version of a Greek tragedy here, and even if the whole thing is pretty implausible, it's also fairly entertaining.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

An enjoyable film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
Fiery, loud, and funny! Everyone in the Rizzo family harbors secrets: smoking, stripping, stealing. They're hinted at in cute, little montages, and then… More
paul sandberg
Perhaps meant as a look inside an area of NYC, similar to Brooklyn Lobster, City Island shows us a very dysfunctional family while giving us a narrative tour of… More
Reza Mohseni
A lovely and enjoyable comedy.Not flawless and unique but instead it has many hilarious sequences.
Shawn Ewing
This movie is outrageously funny! It has a heartfelt story of a dysfunctional family who all have their secrets to hide. The secrets the family members hide… More
Anatoliy Dudaev
city island, test string
Reid Volk
Surprisingly charming little film. Unfortunately nothing more than that, but a fun watch if you don't want to have to think much.

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