Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
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  1. Reviewed by: V.A. Musetto
    Jul 1, 2011
    75
    Has its share of clich├ęs and contrivances. Fortunately, compensation is provided by strong performances by veteran actor Vincent Lindon as the coach and newcomer Firat Ayverdi as the refugee.
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    Jul 1, 2011
    70
    Though the issue of illegal immigration is nothing new in French cinema, Welcome makes auds care deeply for its absorbing characters.
  3. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Jul 1, 2011
    70
    Compelling, finely balanced immigration drama.
  4. Reviewed by: Ed Schied
    Jul 1, 2011
    70
    Shooting in Calais give Welcome a realistic atmosphere with vivid details.
  5. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Jul 1, 2011
    60
    Francophiles understand that Vincent Lindon's presence in any film is a bonus, as few actors know how to translate sad-eyed, macho gruffness into so many different flavors.
  6. Reviewed by: Bernard Besserglik
    Jul 1, 2011
    60
    The movie offers no simple solutions, nor even a feel-good ending, but throws a cold light on the human tragedy that underlies many of today's headlines.
  7. Reviewed by: Vadim Rizov
    Jul 1, 2011
    40
    Heavy ironies like that drop regularly, undermining both the film's intentions and the drama.

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