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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A coming-out comedy that mines every cliche of cloistered Italian culture. But like "Greek Wedding," Mambo has enough funny moments to save it. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    So desperately eager to please: Gaudreault doesn't offer much in the way of wit or originality, but he's determined to win us over with sheer enthusiasm. show more

  • 40
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Ethnic and sexual stereotypes receive equally clumsy treatment in this Canadian comedy. show more

  • 63
    Janice Page Boston Globe

    No sophisticated dance, but it moves about with an open heart. And hey, it's at least as funny as that Greek thing. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Patterns itself after the Greek model -- that is, more ethnic humour with a contemporary twist. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    There are laughs in the movie, and a lot of good feeling, but it seems more interested in its Italian stereotypes than its gay insights. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Likable but relentlessly trivial. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    You don't have to be gay or Italian or live in Canada to enjoy Mambo Italiano, but a tolerance for ethnic mugging helps. show more

  • 50
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Unless you think "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" was the height of genius, there's little reason to sit though another version. show more

  • 38
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    This film might have been daringly funny 10 years ago, even with its broadest elements intact. Now it's comfortable as old slippers and unthreatening as a sleeping kitten. show more

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