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  • Release Date: Sep 6, 2013
Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: David DeWitt
    Sep 5, 2013
    70
    What lingers is the affectionate sense of family and place. Modest goals accomplished.
  2. Reviewed by: Mary Houlihan
    Sep 6, 2013
    63
    There’s nothing offensive in the relentlessly upbeat Tio Papi. It’s just all so polite and saccharine. Life lessons are learned every few minutes, and the ending is telegraphed from the beginning.
  3. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Sep 6, 2013
    60
    Although its formulaic storyline...holds no surprises, the film nonetheless exerts a certain charm.
  4. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Sep 5, 2013
    50
    Ray Ray's belated journey into manhood never feels sentimental or precious. But it also never strikes an emotional tone that's more than blandly agreeable.
  5. 38
    If it weren’t for the well-intentioned moments of pathos — a tear or two, hear and there — Tio Papi would be a complete waste of time.
  6. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    Sep 4, 2013
    20
    Doesn't try to be anything more than a soft-serve pull of treacly pandering.

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