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Family Business (1989)

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Critic Reviews: 1
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You've probably already guessed that the Family Business in this all-star melodrama is the business of crime. Adapted from a novel by Vincent Patrick, the film stars Sean Connery as Jessie McMullen, the patriarch of a family of career criminals, including his son Vito (Dustin Hoffman) and grandson Adam (Matthew Broderick). Vito has gone legit, but college-educated Adam remains loyal to his grandfather. Reluctantly, Vito joins his father and son on a big-time heist involving millions of dollars'

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Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy

Vincent Patrick

May 20, 2003

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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All Critics (23) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (10) | DVD (8)

The pleasure is watching Connery shine as a roguish criminal in a story line that never gels.

May 4, 2011 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A terrific seriocomic crime caper that nobody knew how to sell. Often feels like a 1970s movie that somehow ended up in 1989.

October 10, 2005
Fantastica Daily

a bit of a mess

September 19, 2004
Shadows on the Wall

Utterly forgettable, even with its great cast

August 12, 2004
Kalamazoo Gazette

[S]urprisingly compelling...

February 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
Flick Filosopher

Star-studded cliched rubbish

August 7, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Just barely worth checking out, and even then, it's only for the actors.

July 27, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

Audience Reviews for Family Business

A great cast but not a great film. Falls short of its potential but still worth a watch if it?s on TV!
September 29, 2009
SirPant

Super Reviewer

Three generations of robbers, played by top actors, creates an interesting chemistry and chance for fun scenes. The relationship between the grandson (Matthew Broderick) and his grandfather (Sean Connery) is cool; the spike is with the daddy Dustin Hoffman. There's some sadness to be expected with the fun, however.
July 6, 2007
YosemiteSamFan

Super Reviewer

Bloody dull drama about a three-generation crime family and this is one of my worst Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman and Matthew Broderick's movie.
April 4, 2007
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