Niagara Motel
Niagara Motel (2006)

A handful of oddballs and misfits cross paths at a motel overlooking one of Canada's more recognizable landmarks in this independent comedy. Phillie (Craig Ferguson) is the alcoholic and deeply depressed manager of the Niagara Motel, a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: February 5, 2008
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Eddie Cockrell
Variety

A blue chip cast is wasted in the painfully unfunny ensemble comedy Niagara Motel, about a gaggle of self-absorbed nitwits struggling to make ends meet on the Canadian side of the tourist mecca.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

I'm not exactly sure what compelled me to finish watching this so-called "black comedy," which is a little heavy on the black and far too light on the comedy.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an overly quirky yet strangely compelling drama...

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

Too many characters and so much plot that no single scenario ever develops into an absorbing drama.

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

a tragicomic ensemble piece about people on the edge and love on the rocks.

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David Schmeichel
Jam! Movies

The lives of nine assorted down-and-outers converge in frequently funny and sometimes tragic ways, giving Yates a chance to put his own spin on a template perfected decades ago by Robert Altman and reinvigorated in recent years by P.T. Anderson.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

The actors are more or less on the same page, trying as much as possible to underplay this overheated material. But that doesn't help when the page itself is a scribbled sheet of foolscap crammed with narrative tangents and thematic jottings.

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Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca

An unfunny ensemble that completely wastes the talent gathered and the material it's based on.

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Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

An ensemble piece with spirit, vitality and a heavy dose of dark, twisted humour.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Curtis Lilly
It's movies like this that make me avoid "comidies".
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The poster says "extremely funny," I guess I must have missed that part, even though I watched the whole thing. It's one of those depressing… More