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Based on 14 Reviews
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  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    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 - Uncle Nino is shameless, sappy fare. show more

  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Modest comedy-drama. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    An effortless heartwarmer that manages to be utterly corny but quite likable. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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 I am. This is not my kind of movie. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The acting is endearing and the story has great charm before predictability and sentimentality eventually take over. show more

  • 50
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Unlike Uncle Nino's garden, the film never blooms into anything special. show more

  • 38
    Allison Benedikt Chicago Tribune

    It's all neat and sweet and one-dimensional, more the moral to a story than a story. show more

  • 60
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Heartwarming is not always a bad thing. show more

  • 70
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    A solid family film that strikes a shrewd balance between tough-mindedness and sentimentality and boasts a fine cast. show more

  • 50
    Ernest Hardy L.A. Weekly

    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 in the Midwest. show more

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