Family Reviews

May 1, 2019
Family is less a film than a cinematic recycling center.
April 30, 2019
A predictable bit of fluff played in an affected style that's more irritating than enticing.
April 29, 2019
An interesting comedy that ends up being a harsh tragedy, with [a] lesson and all that. [Full review in Spanish]
April 26, 2019
All of this would make for a clichéd exercise in rehashing well-worn movie plots, if not for the juggalos.
April 26, 2019
These performances are all good and amusing, but they never quite keep you from having the sense that Family is less a movie and more like an extended sitcom pilot that did not get picked up for any number of very good reasons.
April 26, 2019
Nothing really comes together, nothing really works in the dysfunctional Family.
April 26, 2019
Laura Steinel's directorial debut has its moments, but there just aren't enough of them.
April 25, 2019
There's a touch of irony behind the generic title "Family," but not enough to make up for the cookie-cutter plotting of this scattershot comedy.
April 19, 2019
... a clichéd look at redemption and reconciliation, featuring characters who rarely seem grounded in reality.
April 19, 2019
Steiner's dull comedy lacks the crucial feelings that could have made the suburban aunt-niece tale at its center more memorable.
April 18, 2019
"Family," Laura Steinel's lightweight first feature, relies on audiences buying into the old chestnut that difficult women would be happier (or just easier to be around) if forced to care for a child.
March 16, 2018
Family is funny in bits and pieces, but so obvious in terms of its eventual direction that it might have been better served by less plot and more clowning around.