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Mambo Italiano Reviews

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January 22, 2019
The comic possibilities of Mambo Italiano are mind-boggling. The reality is less so.
November 29, 2003
Every time Mambo Italiano seems headed for a plunge into the ethnic cartoon swamp, a refreshingly, unexpected element throws up a roadblock and keeps the movie on solid emotional ground.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 14, 2003
Seems set on making fun of Italians in the most heavy-handed manner possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 13, 2003
The problem with screenwriter and director Émile Gaudreault's effort is that he turns his Canadian-Italian family into a cartoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 13, 2003
The film has a few laughs, but none of the sweetness of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 11, 2003
Where are the GoodFellas when we really need them?
| Original Score: 1.5/4
November 7, 2003
Mama treats her son like a baby, even though he's almost 30! Angelo's family is gossipy! Straights don't understand gay culture! Da-DUM. Sheesh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 6, 2003
There are some startlingly powerful scenes as characters grapple with expectations and feelings for each other. But the film is annoying in its cheap attempts to get a laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 6, 2003
On the plus side, just about every scene in the film features some really eye-catching print wallpaper. I think it's important to end a review on a positive note, don't you?
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
October 24, 2003
You actually come to like these people.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 24, 2003
The script is inane, and though Ferri has some funny moments, the acting is annoying or hopelessly bland.
October 22, 2003
A half-hour sitcom stretched into an unfathomable 90 minutes of played-out ethnic caricatures that should land the entire cast a lifelong ban from Italian pride parades.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 20, 2003
It's awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 17, 2003
The movie's vision of Italian life isn't that far away from that of an Olive Garden commercial.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 17, 2003
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, and it must be said there is absolutely no feeling that Angelo and Nino are really lovers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 17, 2003
Gaudreault serves only appetizers and dessert without the meatballs and pasta
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 16, 2003
It's the balance of ethnic humor, melodrama and simple charms that make Mambo Italiano, while not something too special, a solid choice for those who enjoy Greek Wedding and its other recent spinoffs.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 16, 2003
It's like watching a spaghetti-sauce commercial stretched out to feature-film length.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
October 12, 2003
The film quickly devolves into tired clichés and jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 8, 2003
Paul Sorvino and Ginette Reno bring dignity to the roles of the parents.
| Original Score: B
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