• Released
  • January 1, 2003
  • PG
  • Comedy Drama
    Family Drama
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Uncle Nino Synopsis
Uncle Nino reminds his family of the importance of love and family.
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Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
A solid family film that strikes a shrewd balance between tough-mindedness and sentimentality and boasts a fine cast.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
An effortless heartwarmer that manages to be utterly corny but quite likable.
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60

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Heartwarming is not always a bad thing.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Modest comedy-drama.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The acting is endearing and the story has great charm before predictability and sentimentality eventually take over.
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50

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Unlike Uncle Nino's garden, the film never blooms into anything special.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A family movie that some will find wholesome and heartwarming and others will find cornball and tiresome. You know who you are. I know who...
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50

L.A. Weekly

By Ernest Hardy
There's not a single surprise or moment of dramatic tension in Uncle Nino, which has already proved itself a hit as a self-distributed film...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A creaky, cliched, feel-good family drama about learning to stop and smell the roses - and planting a vegetable garden while you're at it -...
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Allison Benedikt
It's all neat and sweet and one-dimensional, more the moral to a story than a story.
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Rated PG