• Released
  • September 6, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • PG , 1 hr 30 min
  • Comedy Drama
    Domestic Comedy
Tio Papi Synopsis
A single bachelor becomes the guardian for his sister's six children.
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Critic Ratings

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70

The New York Times

By David DeWitt
What lingers is the affectionate sense of family and place. Modest goals accomplished.
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63

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...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Although its formulaic storyline...holds no surprises, the film nonetheless exerts a certain charm.
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50

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...
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38

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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20

Village Voice

By Aaron Hillis
Doesn't try to be anything more than a soft-serve pull of treacly pandering.
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Great family movie!

By charlesg287
A very touching story, beautifully done in an easy to watch family movie kids and parents alike can enjoy. Loaded with real life questions and values. Well done!...

Great family movie!

By charlesg287
A very touching story, beautifully done in an easy to watch family movie kids and parents alike can enjoy. Loaded with real life questions and values. Well done!...

More Info

Rated PG | For Brief Language, Thematic Elements and Mild Rude Humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Bittersweet family comedy involves parental loss.
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