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Based on 6 Reviews
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  • 60
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Although its formulaic storyline...holds no surprises, the film nonetheless exerts a certain charm. show more

  • 63
    Mary Houlihan Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 38
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    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. show more

  • 70
    David DeWitt The New York Times

    What lingers is the affectionate sense of family and place. Modest goals accomplished. show more

  • 50
    Inkoo Kang Los Angeles Times

    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. show more

  • 20
    Aaron Hillis Village Voice

    Doesn't try to be anything more than a soft-serve pull of treacly pandering. show more

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