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Mambo Italiano Reviews

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September 26, 2003
Pretty unsatisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
September 24, 2003
Mambo Italiano has its share of very funny moments, but they are trapped in a production whose drama is unsubtle, obvious, and at times downright insipid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 14, 2003
Read More | Original Score: C+
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
October 20, 2003
It's awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 5, 2003
"Mambo Italiano" should go straight to video and not hog a big screen at a theater near you.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 10, 2003
Canadian writer/director Emile Gaudreault goes the "Big Fat Wedding" route with this shrill, artificial tale of gay romance amidst ethnic family comedy
Full Review | Original Score: D+
October 2, 2003
Big Fat Greek wannabe set in Montreal's Little Italy...
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
September 20, 2003
Parts of Emile Gaudreault's broadly appealing movie are so, well, broad that they make Greek Wedding look like a model of restraint by comparison.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 20, 2003
It's quite possible that [Mambo] may have closed the territory for raucous comedies about gay Italians coming of age in North America. For those of us whose ears keep ringing from the din of such movies, it's an errant wish.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 25, 2003
Unfortunately, although we're meant to root for Angelo, he often comes off as whiny and arrogant, and his attempts at screenwriting are so bad it's impossible to take his dreams of being an artist seriously.
October 2, 2003
Over-acted, over-directed but dully directed.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 3, 2003
The movie seems more interested in splashing stereotypes all over the screen than in uncovering any kind of truth, comic or otherwise.
Read More | Original Score: C
October 3, 2003
Mambo Italiano is likely to provoke the same urges in the movie house that poor Nino experiences after a dinner at the noisy Barberini compound -- an overwhelming desire to flee.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 3, 2003
Lacks that outrageous effrontery that might have socked it to its intended audience.
October 3, 2003
With some more real moments and fewer over-the-top scenes, this could have been a movie to write home about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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 like watching a spaghetti-sauce commercial stretched out to feature-film length.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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