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Based on 32 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 42 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Robert De Niro – wait for it – in the role of a mobster. Now there's an original idea. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The Family is a fish-out-of-water/buddy comedy/Mob flick. But most of all, it's a missed opportunity. show more

  • 63
    David Hiltbrand Philadelphia Inquirer

    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

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    It’s too bad we can’t take a hit out on The Family. This unexciting, unfunny would-be action satire is filled with Italian-American stereotypes, decades-old TV-style Mafia cliches, bits of business that never amount to anything and actors so much better than the hoary, one-joke material. show more

  • 50
    Stephen Farber The Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 51

    It’s a sadistic comedy, both in bloodshed and groan-worthy gags. show more

  • 75
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

    This is a deliberately off-kilter, cheerfully violent, hit-and-miss effort with just enough moments of inspiration to warrant a recommendation — especially if you know what you’re getting into. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The Family is the rare breed of pitch-black comedy that effectively uses violence for laughs or gasps, depending on the situation. show more

  • 75
    Peter Keough Boston Globe

    Not known for subtlety, Besson gets the expected laughs, and then some. He also exercises an unwonted finesse, not only with the allusions, but also with variations on the “f” word that, if not poetic, are at least funny. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    This isn't vintage De Niro but at least there's more substance here than in a lot of his other recent projects. Michelle Pfeiffer, who flirted with this sort of a role 25 years ago in "Married to the Mob," is enjoying something of a renaissance after working only sparingly for more than a decade. 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!!

  • October 03, 2013 Susi
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    This dark but short on comedy Luc Besson film cannot be saved even by the acting talents of Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer. Repetitious sub-plots. Off-the-graph violence. How in the world did this film ever get made?!?

  • October 02, 2013 Stevie Diffy
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    Great movie.

  • September 28, 2013 sandandsun4me
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    Gave it an hour; an hour I\'ll never get back. S-L-O-W movie, poor dialogue and even worse acting. Thumbs DOWN!

  • September 28, 2013 snapper616
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    Great Movie: lots of action and emotion

  • September 28, 2013 brockfoto
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    Just horrible. No plot that was meaningful. Just slapstick comedy.

  • September 27, 2013 allini
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    The movie is suppose to be a comedy. In the viewing I went to there was not one laugh from the audience. I wouild rate this movie one of the worse I have EVER seen.

  • September 23, 2013 annetteiverson
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    I really liked this movie. I\'ll see any movie with Robert DeNiro in it. I\'d rather form my own opinion. I was not disappointed. I enjoyed that it was both serious and comical.


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