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The Family

R| 1 hr. 51 min.

Plot Summary
After ratting out his Mafia cohorts, Giovanni Manzioni (Robert De Niro) and his family enter the Witness Protection Program and relocate to a French town. Despite the best efforts of their handler (Tommy Lee Jones) to keep them in line, Giovanni (now called Fred Blake), his wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) and children (Dianna Agron, John D'Leo) can't help but resort to doing things the "family" way. However, their dependence on such old habits places everyone in danger from vengeful mobsters.

Cast: Robert De Niro , Tommy Lee Jones , Michelle Pfeiffer , Dianna Agron , John D'Leo , Jon Freda , Jimmy Palumbo , Domenick Lombardozzi

Director: Luc Besson

Genres: Dark comedy, Action

Distributor: Relativity Media

The Family (2013)

Release Date: September 13th, 2013|1 hr. 51 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 42 )
  • Robert De Niro – wait for it – in the role of a mobster. Now there's an original idea. show more

  • The Family is a film at once strange and intriguing. It can't seem to settle on a tone. The early eruptions of violence are treated as slapstick when they are most assuredly not. But the climactic showdown, which fairly cries out for a touch of humor, is played as a tense and grim action sequence. show more

  • Their inside jape is unfortunately not as much fun for the audience as it may have been for the filmmakers, though it does have its piquant moments. But it’s not consistently entertaining enough either as a spoof or as a thriller. show more

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  • October 08, 2013 jobojb
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    Fine performances, but what could have been a good black comedy was taken down by graphic violence and an ending that completely fell apart.

  • October 06, 2013 ladyluvsny
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    very funny!!

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'The Family' Review: 10 Things to Know About the Mob Flick

Posted by
Jenni Miller on September 12, 2013

Relativity Luc Besson is known for his stylish shoot-'em-up films, but "The Family" features a different take on the action genre. After Giovanni Manzoni (Robert De Niro) snitches on the New Yo...

Weekend Movies: 'The Family,' 'Insidious: Chapter 2,' & More (VIDEO)

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Erin Whitney on September 12, 2013

The mob genre takes a turn for the funny in the Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer crime comedy "The Family" this weekend, while James Wan's ("The Conjuring") horror sequel "Insidious: Chapter 2...

Robert De Niro on 'The Family,' 'Goodfellas' Jokes, and Starring in a Sci-Fi Movie

Posted by
Drew Taylor on September 10, 2013

Relativity Actors are fairly easy to talk to. They are, after all, people who pretend to be other people for a living. But there are some actors whose careers are so impressive, and whose performanc...

Michelle Pfeiffer on 'The Family' and Wanting to Play a Character Like Jack Bauer

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Drew Taylor on September 9, 2013

Relativity Michelle Pfeiffer is one of those actresses whose career you look back on and just marvel at. For an industry that supposedly disposes of actors as soon as they start to show their age,...

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