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Welcome To Mooseport
Hollywood filmmaker Donald Petrie directs the comedy Welcome to Mooseport. Gene Hackman stars as former U.S. President Monroe "The Eagle" Cole. He's retired to the small New England town of Mooseport, ME, in order to write his memoirs and relax. The retirement is put on hold, however, when he's persuaded to run for mayor of the town. Meanwhile, local hardware store owner and plumber Handy Harrison (Ray Romano) is just the sort of plaid-shirted everyman to run against him. Cole seems a sure win in the race, especially with his loyal personal assistants (Marcia Gay Harden and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a snooze on every level."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"[Mooseport is] like the pound cake of movies -- nice and safe and sweet, but not really worth recommending."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"For Ray Romano fans only."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Whose story is this? Nobody's. We don't know whom we're meant to root for..."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Charming, little comedy that amuses from start to finish."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Devoid of wit and point."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Pretty skimpy on fun."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
"Comes off less like a feature film than a failed sitcom pilot."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"This lackluster production fails to generate much in the way of tension and less in the way of merriment."
‑ Kam Williams, Bean Soup Times
"Hollywood kids the Democrats because the love the Democrats."
‑ Stephen Himes, Film Snobs
"Means to satirize the TV-fueled carnivalesque nature of American electoral politics but only demonstrates the TV-fueled debasement of American commercial comedy."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"Gets old faster than uncovered cheese."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Welcome--now get out."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
"The movie never takes its material far enough, it's never daring, it's never edgy, it's never satiric. It's just, well, it's just TV."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"The script is so weak, so illogical, so bereft of actual humour that it takes the considerable charm of the cast merely to prop it up."
‑ Kim Linekin, eye WEEKLY
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