Uncle Nino
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A visit from a distant relative teaches a modern family about old-fashioned values in this family drama. Robert Micelli (Joe Mantegna) and his wife Marie (Anne Archer) are a couple living in Chicago with their two children, 15-year-old Bobby (Trevor Morgan) and 12-year-old Gina (Gina Mantegna). The Micelli Family is not as close as it once was; Robert is busy with work as he tries to earn a promotion, Marie has given up on cooking as a hobby, Bobby has started a rock & roll band with his friends and prefers to hang out with them, and Gina wants both a puppy and more attention from her dad. One… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A third-rate Robin Williams movie that didn't even have the decency to hire Robin Williams."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Aggressive heartwarmer, which turns out to be much more of a heartburner."
‑ Ned Martel, New York Times
"As a film in general, Uncle Nino would probably be no more than a 6 out of 10, but as a family film it merits a 7."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"It feels something like a made-for-TV movie that fell back behind the fridge circa 1982 and has been rotting there ever since."
‑ Sean Burns, Philadelphia Weekly
"Aspires to be a My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but succeeds only in being a big, fat, ethnic cliche."
‑ James Verniere, Boston Herald
"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."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"There's not a single surprise or moment of dramatic tension."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
"The message is timeless. Family matters. Tell people you love them. Despite its predictability, the movie works because it is completely without guile."
‑ Angie Ward, Christianity Today
"Such a hamfisted effort that the ostensibly comic moments aren't nearly as funny as the sappily earnest serious parts."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"This is barely believable treacle, not helped by the fact that the characters don't even rise to the level of cartoons, much less real people."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"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."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"An effortless heartwarmer that manages to be utterly corny but quite likable."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Nino acts like an Italian fairy-god-uncle... transforming this house into a home - where flowers thrive, violin music fills the air, and everybody eats dinner together."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
"There's a place for a movie like this--but it's really on the Hallmark Hall of Fame rather than in an auditorium you have to pay to get into."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"The film -- and its characters -- are full of quirks. But it tries a little too hard, especially where the quirks are concerned."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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