Welcome to the Rileys Synopsis
On a business trip to New Orleans, a damaged man seeks salvation by caring for a wayward young woman.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
There are many things to admire about this movie, but the main one is that it doesn't compromise.
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By Jeannette Catsoulis
A creaky, sometimes forced drama that burrows under your skin if you let it, Welcome to the Rileys lurches along like Lois' car as she...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Only two-thirds of this unlikely trio comes close to capturing the complexity of anguish and pain.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Rileys has been casually dubbed "Kristen Stewart's stripper movie," but the handle doesn't stick: Stewart may wear skimpy clothes and grind...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
All three actors come at this gloomy, borderline-preposterous tale from different directions; that they meet up at all - and they do - is a...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Flat and predictable.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The actors and admirably sensitive director Jake Scott (son of Ridley) can't compensate for Ken Hixon's long slog of a script.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The movie never overcomes the triteness of its premise.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
If Welcome to the Rileys were a thicker-skinned movie -- if it were the movie it thinks it is -- so much of the outcome wouldn't be...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This dreary drama telegraphs every punch, emotion and plot point with a dedication that would have done the old Western Union proud.
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By rawvibes
Well it was great seeing James Gandolfini back on screen and to see a great performance from Kristen Stewart. “The Runaways” was the best acting class that Kristen ever had. More to see for the bright...

Go see it!

By lori2150
I'm sure everyone knows the summarization of the movie to come this far. Instead, I will tell you that this movie is character driven, thoughtful, moving, sad but provides hope. Melissa, James, and...

must go

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Amazingly well done

By slsharris
Great Story. Amazing acting. Needs to be seen by parents and grandparents and great grandparents. Amazing story of lifes wished I had, should have, and if could could do over. For sure you...

Excellent Movie!

By cmgalsal
Amazing! In one word. Kristen and Melissa rock in this movie. Great performances and the history it's so real and overwelming. I recommend it widely. Dying to see the film again....

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By pat383
Kstew is amazing must see...

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By malorie39
incredible story told inviting all...

Amazing !!

By Meli1515
The movie was awesome !! so touching, great story. Kristen Stewart performance was sooo good. Can't wait to see it again =)...

More Info

Rated R | For Strong sexual content, brief drug use and pervasive language involving a teenager
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