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  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A comedy so devoid of wit and point that not mentioning the other actors trapped in this rathole would be an act of charity. show more

  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    But the jury is still out on Romano's future in movies. Hackman blows him off the screen. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    David Mamet handled such small-town whimsy better in 2000's "State and Main." Hackman could play his role in his sleep, but Romano IS asleep. Result: Welcome to Mildport, and that's being kind. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    No one comes out of Mooseport unscathed -- not Rip Torn, as the president's campaign manager, not Christine Baranski as his avaricious ex-wife. It's a democracy of mediocrity, or worse. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    A toothless political satire set in a Maine coastal village. It plays like six subplots in search of a sitcom. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    It neither mocks nor satirizes, it doesn't touch any social issues, and though it is about an election, there are no losers. For all those reasons, there aren't many laughs, either. Political comedy plays against tension, and there just isn't any. show more

  • 40
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    Compounding the sense of predictability and deja vu is the presence of well-known TV actors portraying the sorts of characters they've perfected on the small screen. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Hackman could charm the chrome off a trailer hitch. Romano is more of the earnest, aw-shucks, sincere, well-meaning kind of guy whose charm is inner and only peeks out occasionally. They work well together here. show more

  • 75
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    Welcome to Mooseport isn't a belly-laugh farce. It's more along the lines of a "My Cousin Vinny," where you just enjoy almost everybody who crosses the screen. Such a comedy these days is more than welcome. show more

  • 63
    Peter Debruge Premiere

    Offers a charming distraction from the current campaign season by sidestepping real issues and making light of the process. show more

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