88

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
After seeing Everybody's Fine, Paul McCartney offered to write a song that plays over the closing credits. That may be because the whole movie is like a celluloid McCartney tune: warm and playful and sweetly earnest, but lightly funny, too, and crafted with consummate skill.
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Here, the actor (Di Niro) dials it down and wins us over.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Now comes this American version, which turns out to be the exception, an American remake that's better than the European original.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
"Relief" is the word for it. It's a relief to see Robert De Niro giving an honest, effective starring performance in a project that does not stink and that, in fact, rises to a respectable level of filmmaking proficiency. How long has it been?
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
De Niro's minimalist performance has maximum emotional impact and succeeds in unifying the episodic film.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Once it’s clear the movie won’t be deviating at all from its formula, Frank’s journey gets tedious.
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38

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
No trite, tear-jerking cliché goes undrooled in the script by director Kirk Jones.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's a syrupy, downbeat film.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Calculatedly soppy, seasonally phony Americanized remake of Giuseppe Tornatore's 1990 "Stanno Tutti Bene."
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20

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A cloyingly sentimental story that rings false in every moment.
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47 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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