Based on 208 votes and 32 reviews
A very good film about family, regret and dreams...loved the performances by the entire cast, especially andy garcia...a true hidden gem of a movie.
Surprisingly sweet, funny and highly entertaining. One of the better familiy dramedies I've seen in a long time. Garcia is brilliant in this flick. Good performances by supporting cast as well.
Cute and loveable movie - - Andy Garcia is simply great in this role as an aspiring actor/parole officer trying to keep his family together. Lots of laughs.
Cute and funny - very enjoyable movie about family relationships and problems.
A very entertaining family drama - a true hidden gem of a movie.
A very good, entertaining dramedy. Love teh cast and story. Every character in the film is so unique, they are all memorable.
A very charming little mvoie about family life, family expectations and family secrets. I loved the performances by everyone inthis movie, especially Garcia's. A very entertaining and enjoyable movie.
Finally! A film worth Any Garcia's actting chops. Very entertaining dramedy with a superior script and excellent supporting cast.
Great script and wonderful cast set this film above most other summer dramas. Its nice to see Andy Garcia take on a role suitable for his talents. Supporting cast shines in this funny, heartfelt drama.
This family dramedy features the work of some fine New York actors.This film has a dysfunctional family and each member has a secret;but,the secrets are mostly mild and comedic rather then ghastly and life-destroying. Andy Garcia and Julianna Margulies(who seems to become more beautiful as she ages) are wonderful as the parents. This is one of the few movies where the art and craft of acting is examined.After secrets are revealed;there is much tears and laughter. So,what we have is a great date movie. What an antedote to a summer of mostly putrid hollywood films!
Andy Garcia puts down the gun and picks up some major kudos for this one. Well acted script dealing with lies and the family that keeps them. Supporting cast is top notch in this very entertaining slice of life.
Not exactly a 'sidesplitter' when it comes to comedy - but it does have it's moments.
Good writing and good performances.
I liked it alot
Great comedy in just the right doses. City Island is a relief from all the mediocre (comedy) Hollywood flicks of this year. Andy Garcia is definitely in his element.
Andy Garcia the highlight of this movie.
A funnly look at the workings of a family acted finely by its cast.
it was ok
It is an extremely dead-pan comedy and hilarious. The odd-ball stories of a normal average-day family!! Go see it!!
Funny and endearing, who thought Any Garcia could play a sympathetic character. Supporting cast is top notch in this heart warming and funny film.
Surprisingly good. One of those movies that you don't expect much from but which is sharply written, well performed and put together well. Andy Garcia reminds us that he should be doing bigger pictures than he is.
Well acted film with Garcia finally playing someone with substance. Supporting cast is equally entertaining in this well scripted dramedy.
Nice change of pace for Garcia, this film boasts a decent cast and good script. Not your usual gangster fare, but well worth checking out.
Surprisingly funny and very wel acted. A sleeper of a movie.
mostly uninteresting except for Arkin who does steal the film once again.
not worth seeing. Depressing and boring
Nice change of pace film for Andy Garcia and Julianna Margulies. Alan Arkin almost steals the show, but not quite. Good story, although somewhat unbelievable, keeps entertaining throughout.
tone down the mouths in this movie ! headache
Fine acting and decent story line make this a film worth seeing. Andy Garcia is at his "non-gangster" best here, with a supporting cast that does not disappoint.