Welcome To Collinwood 2002

Critics score:
54 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe: An infectious caper flick. Read more

Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press: As shameless as it is successful in stringing together gag after gag. Read more

Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper: Yet another self-consciously overwritten story about a rag-tag bunch of would-be characters that team up for a can't-miss heist -- only to have it all go wrong. Read more

Susan Stark, Detroit News: The picture runs a mere 84 minutes, but it's no glance. It's a head-turner -- thoughtfully written, beautifully read and, finally, deeply humanizing. Read more

Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune: It plays like someone took a chomp out of the third act. Read more

A.O. Scott, New York Times: An enjoyably half-wit remake of the venerable Italian comedy Big Deal on Madonna Street. Read more

Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times: It doesn't quite work, but there's enough here to make us look forward to the Russos' next offering. Read more

Manohla Dargis, Los Angeles Times: Despite its gritty Cleveland locations, it has the vacuum-sealed feel of a student film bankrolled by rich uncles. Read more

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly: The doofus-on- the-loose banter of Welcome to Collinwood has a cocky, after-hours loopiness to it. And as with most late-night bull sessions, eventually the content isn't nearly as captivating as the rowdy participants think it is. Read more

Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail: Filled with a sweet, loopy sensibility and some fresh comic turns, Welcome to Collinwood is a low-budget American film that falls into the good-but-slight category. Read more

Matt Weitz, Dallas Morning News: It's supposed to be a humorous, all-too-human look at how hope can breed a certain kind of madness -- and strength -- but it never quite adds up. Read more

Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly: Feels slight, as if it were an extended short, albeit one made by the smartest kids in class. Read more

Gene Seymour, Newsday: Can't kick about the assembled talent and the Russos show genuine promise as comic filmmakers. Still, this thing feels flimsy and ephemeral. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: The actual heist is the high point, just as in the Italian film, and so raffish and disorganized was the gang that I can see how someone might enjoy this movie, coming to it for the first time. Read more

Charles Taylor, Salon.com: A few hours after you've seen it, you forget you've been to the movies. Read more

Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle: Collinwood seems like a series of sketches, with caricatures instead of characters. Read more

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Daphne Gordon, Toronto Star: This first-time feature by writer/director brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, with its light plot, short run time and derivative script, feels like a tentative trial run in film, but the Russos are clearly ones to watch. Read more

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Mike D'Angelo, Time Out: A skillful trifle. Read more

Ed Park, Village Voice: Agreeably old-fashioned. Read more