Mambo italiano

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

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Critic Reviews

  1. This is feel-good filmmaking, to be sure, but the culture clash here is more than a meaningless vehicle for fizzy wish fulfillment. The not-unpleasant result is hearty Italian fare with the half-life of Chinese takeout.
  2. Intent on offering viewers a good time yet manages to sneak in considerable substance in a disarming, even old-fashioned manner.
  3. So desperately eager to please: Gaudreault doesn't offer much in the way of wit or originality, but he's determined to win us over with sheer enthusiasm.
  4. Patterns itself after the Greek model -- that is, more ethnic humour with a contemporary twist.
  5. 63
    No sophisticated dance, but it moves about with an open heart. And hey, it's at least as funny as that Greek thing.
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 inMambo 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 The gay stereotypes are outdated and the other F word is thrown around way too much.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 »