No. 2 (Naming Number Two)
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No. 2 (Naming Number Two)
A matriarch organizes a feast with her family, in which she will name her successor.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Assured handling and an appealing cast make this a deserving crowd-pleaser."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"A dull and utterly routine ensemble dramedy."
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"[A] generally torpid movie."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"Dee turns in a fine performance as Nana Maria."
‑ Audrey Rock-Richardson, Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
"There's food for thought in 'Naming Number Two,' but staginess in conception and acting, bad pacing, and triteness are together too much to overcome."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"Naming Number Two peddles familial reconciliation while making one pine for familial annihilation."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"As usual, it's always up to the small budget indies to act as a corrective to Hollywood misperceptions and misconceptions, in this case the longstanding stereotypical depiction of elders."
‑ Prairie Miller, WBAI Web Radio
"An involving story, even if the story structure betrays its stage roots."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"it works because Ruby Dee has willed it so"
‑ Paul Brenner,
"Suffering from a formulaic story, ridden with clichés, the film has enough remarkable performances to make up for where it lacks. Not entirely, though."
‑ Michael Ferraro, Film Threat
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