100

San Francisco Chronicle

You needn't have colorful Italian relatives, like myself, to enjoy this boisterous and warm-hearted film, which sidesteps cliche while embracing the hope and love in loony dysfunctional families everywhere.
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88

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
For me, the movie's high point comes when Tony auditions for a role in a Martin Scorsese movie. Tony learns not to try so hard -- a lesson that Garcia also seems to have absorbed from City Island.
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88

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
A charming throwback filled with authentic characters.
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88

Washington Post

In this story, everyone, man or woman, is a walled fortress of paranoia, secrecy, unsatisfied yearnings and anger-at-low-tide, all of which will rise and collapse over the course of what is a very funny film, and one that operates at the sea level of humanity. Quaint. Slightly peculiar.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A warmly hilarious movie about family members and their secret hearts.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
What's not to like?
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The ensemble cast is strong. At its silliest comic moments it has a sitcom flavor, but the overall effect is gently amusing.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A strident, contrived, surprisingly lovable Noo Yawk City family farce.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The performances are absurdly broad, and each story line is more outlandish than the last. But De Felitta’s approach is so easygoing, and the waterside setting so irresistibly charming, you’re bound to walk out in a great mood. How many movies can do that for you?
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Andy Garcia reminds you of what a cunning, likable actor he can be.
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66 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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