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  • Summary: A dysfunctional Chicago family is brought closer together when the father's long-estranged Uncle Nino comes from Italy for a surprise visit.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. A solid family film that strikes a shrewd balance between tough-mindedness and sentimentality and boasts a fine cast.
  2. 63
    An effortless heartwarmer that manages to be utterly corny but quite likable.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    60
    Heartwarming is not always a bad thing.
  4. Writer-director Robert Shallcross believes in it so passionately that he came close to convincing me too.
  5. A creaky, cliched, feel-good family drama about learning to stop and smell the roses - and planting a vegetable garden while you're at it - Uncle Nino is shameless, sappy fare.
  6. 50
    There's not a single surprise or moment of dramatic tension in Uncle Nino, which has already proved itself a hit as a self-distributed film in the Midwest.
  7. Reviewed by: Akiva Gottlieb
    30
    The elderly, violin-toting hero's successful attempt to infiltrate his miscreant nephew's mall-punk garage band is too creepy to fulfill the hipness quotient.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. BradleyS.
    Oct 3, 2009
    9
    Uncle Nino is a fun movie to see! The characters were familiar to real life for me--midwestern middle class suburbia. A man who works long hours to provide for his family has forgotten what is truly important in life. Enjoy this movie! Expand

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