My Uncle Rafael
My Uncle Rafael (2012)

When a TV producer is desperate to find a replacement series, she convinces a 71 year-old Armenian, tell-it-like-it-is Uncle to star in a new reality show. Cultures collide when Uncle Rafael is thrown into the Schumacher family household… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 21, 2012
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

"My Uncle Rafael" elicits plenty of goofy chuckles even as it regularly threatens to fly off the rails.

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Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International

For anyone who has the bad luck to see this vanity production, it will be remembered as one of the worst films of the year--if not the decade.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

A hokey story with a needless reality-show overlay.

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Zachary Wigon
Slant Magazine

It's all too simplistic, but there's something about watching this inept, callow, bourgeois family getting slapped, scolded, and generally schooled by their new, platitude-spewing Armenian "uncle" that's perversely entertaining.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

An insufferable import indebted to Mrs. Doubtfire in which a man in prosthetics helps a family cope with, and overcome, divorce.

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