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The Family


Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality.

R In Theaters 09/13/2013 , 110min.
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Critic score based on 28 reviews

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October 11, 2013
October 08, 2013
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
very funny!!
October 03, 2013
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
Great movie.

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It’s a sadistic comedy, both in bloodshed and groan-worthy gags. Full Review
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. Full Review
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. Full Review
James Berardinelli
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. Full Review
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. Full Review
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