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  • Summary: You think you've got competition for your girlfriend? Then, welcome to Mooseport, where the local plumber (Romano) find himself in a race for his girlfriend's affections - and in a race foe the mayor's office - with none other than the charismatic former President of the United States (Hackman). (20th Century Fox) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 36
  2. Negative: 16 out of 36
  1. Gene Hackman, bristling with wit and energy, is at his amusing best in the robust comedy.
  2. Romano just doesn't have the stuff to bring off a role that requires a Jimmy Stewart or Tom Hanks. He's supposed to be overshadowed by his nemesis, of course, but Hackman chews him up and spits him out so effectively that the movie is glaringly lopsided.
  3. But the jury is still out on Romano's future in movies. Hackman blows him off the screen.
  4. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Lacks the antic energy and inspired imagination that might have put this over as a sharp-witted community comedy in the Preston Sturges vein.
  5. 30
    If it were terrible, you could at least sink your teeth into it; but Welcome to Mooseport is like a biscuit soaked in water, ready to be gummed instead of chewed.
  6. No one comes out of Mooseport unscathed -- not Rip Torn, as the president's campaign manager, not Christine Baranski as his avaricious ex-wife. It's a democracy of mediocrity, or worse.
  7. It's a terrible movie, ugly to look at, tediously drawn out, unfunny in every cell and fiber of its being.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 10 out of 14
  1. May 21, 2013
    A painfully unfunny movie. I was honestly just sitting there bored throughout the entire movie. I thought this would be a funny movie because it had Ray Romano in it and I loved his sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, but unfortunately I found myself not caring about a single thing in this movie. The acting is crappy and the plot is predictable and void of any laughs. You might get a few chuckles in, but that'll probably be over how stupid it all is. Avoid this movie. Collapse
  2. RobS
    Apr 6, 2006
    Let's be honest, there's not a funny bone in Ray Romano's body. Never has since I first saw the guy, but then again Kenny-G has a carreer too. Expand

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