Uncle Nino
Uncle Nino (2003)

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… More

Directed By:
Rated: PG
Running Time:
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 21, 2003
DVD Release Date: April 7, 2009
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Critic Score: 21% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Critics say that despite a warm, well-meaning message about the importance of family ties, Uncle Nino is utterly corny and predictable.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A third-rate Robin Williams movie that didn't even have the decency to hire Robin Williams.

Ned Martel
New York Times

Aggressive heartwarmer, which turns out to be much more of a heartburner.

James Plath
Movie Metropolis

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.

Full review…
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

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.

Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

There's not a single surprise or moment of dramatic tension.

Angie Ward
Christianity Today

The message is timeless. Family matters. Tell people you love them. Despite its predictability, the movie works because it is completely without guile.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

Full review…
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

An effortless heartwarmer that manages to be utterly corny but quite likable.

Full review…
Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone

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.

Full review…
More reviews for Uncle Nino

Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Awe...what a nice, charming, cute, entertaining family movie! I really enjoyed the music at the end with Uncle Nino playing with the boys. Good job!
Jesse Ortega
I think many families have that one member that, despite the fact that some of the members might not exactly get along, is beloved by everyone. No one can find… More