• The Family (2013)

The Family

Release Date: September 13th, 2013

DVD Release Date: December 17th, 2013

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: Action , Dark comedy

Production Co: Grive Productions, EuropaCorp, Relativity, TF1 Films Productions

Distributors: Relativity Media

Keywords: Amusing, Escape, Transformation, Gritty, Wife, Dark, Family, France, Sacrifice, Daughter, Son, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Richard RoeperChicago 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

  • 51

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

  • 50
    Stephen FarberThe 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

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