Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 26
  2. Negative: 6 out of 26
  1. This film might have been daringly funny 10 years ago, even with its broadest elements intact. Now it's comfortable as old slippers and unthreatening as a sleeping kitten.
  2. 33
    The script is inane, and though Ferri has some funny moments, the acting is annoying or hopelessly bland.
  3. Reviewed by: David Ehrenstein
    30
    If any further indication were needed of the fact that gay has gone mainstream, this flaccid farce provides definitive proof, for it's as forced and unfunny as subpar Sandra Dee.
  4. 25
    Perfectly harmless but by no means cinematic. It is unapologetically vying for the same moviegoers that "Greek Wedding" connected with last summer.
  5. Disappointing flop that is best left off your dance card.
  6. Lacks that outrageous effrontery that might have socked it to its intended audience.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Feb 24, 2013
    4
    Mambo Italiano is the story of an Italian immigrant coming out to his old school Italian family. There are some really hysterical lines in this movie, but in general I found the whole thing to have been done. Putting an Italian twist on it, was in theory a good idea, but the whole film just comes across as cliché. The gay stereotypes are outdated and the other F word is thrown around way too much. If you're looking for an original "gay" comedy, watch Sascha Baron Cohen's Bruno, that was a great movie. Mambo Italiano is just a fast moving, sexist nightmare, with the occasional great one liner. Full Review »