• Released
  • September 6, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • PG , 1 hr 30 min
  • Comedy Drama
    Domestic Comedy

The New York Times

By David DeWitt
What lingers is the affectionate sense of family and place. Modest goals accomplished.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Mary Houlihan
There’s nothing offensive in the relentlessly upbeat Tio Papi. It’s just all so polite and saccharine. Life lessons are learned every few minutes, and the ending is telegraphed from the beginning.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Although its formulaic storyline...holds no surprises, the film nonetheless exerts a certain charm.
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Los Angeles Times

By Inkoo Kang
Ray Ray's belated journey into manhood never feels sentimental or precious. But it also never strikes an emotional tone that's more than blandly agreeable.
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
If it weren’t for the well-intentioned moments of pathos — a tear or two, hear and there — Tio Papi would be a complete waste of time.
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Village Voice

By Aaron Hillis
Doesn't try to be anything more than a soft-serve pull of treacly pandering.
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44 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.