My Uncle Rafael Synopsis
An opinionated Armenian (Vahik Pirhamzei) has one week to save a dysfunctional family.
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Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
It's no great surprise how things end up for this tossed-under-one-roof bunch. How they get there, however, provides a largely fertile...
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Slant Magazine

The Americans are clichéd and vapid, and seeing them get knocked around and told to wake up can be validating if you know people as...
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By Ronnie Scheib
A behind-the-scenes comedy about the making of a reality TV show, My Uncle Rafael looks suspiciously like an outright sitcom itself, with...
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Village Voice

By Nick Schager
An insufferable import indebted to "Mrs. Doubtfire" in which a man in prosthetics helps a family cope with, and overcome, divorce.
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The New York Times

My Uncle Rafael stumbles over forced plotting and setups and falls prey to its hero's avuncular mushiness.
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My Uncle Rafael

By auntynin
At the beginning loved that cast names were also written in Armenian. Loved the Armenian conversations, the scene at the cemetery and all other things Armenian. Liked the story line and Uncle...

Kiss your kids with their eyes open

By scampana
Uncle Rafael managed to elicit both laughs and warm moments...I even learned a lesson about the three different types of love in the film.. All of the characters grew in their own way during the...

My Uncle Rafael Review

By gbedros04
One of the best comedies that I have seen this past year that the entire family can enjoy!...

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Rated PG-13 | For Sexual References and Some Language