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The Family Reviews

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August 8, 2017
While it has its highlights, The Family limits our frame of reference to other movies, rather than anything resembling real life.
July 14, 2016
Those excited for the return of Besson to the action-comedy game likely will come away disappointed from this jumbled, visually bland effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 27, 2016
Full of tone deaf humor and gratuitous violence, The Family marks a miscalculated step for an otherwise fine filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
April 18, 2016
As cinema, it's an interesting experiment. As a movie, it's a bloody mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2 of 5
April 10, 2016
For anyone willing to brave some tonal inconsistencies, its rewards are real.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 28, 2015
The movie is a curious mess, but the cast is having a grand old time.
October 10, 2014
De Niro's deadpan humour suits a garden burial perfectly, but we just don't see enough of how we really want him to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 10, 2014
Features a contender for worst subplot of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 15, 2014
A terrible waste of many wonderful talents in front of and behind the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 20, 2014
Could've been an inoffensive enough 90 minute feature, but the film insists on garbling the narrative with useless subplots that...bloat the movie beyond the breaking point.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 6, 2014
It rattles along at a slick pace and the closing sequence is everything you could want from a closing crescendo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 27, 2013
American family, presumed obnoxious by French villagers, deals with problems by being obnoxiously, smugly violent. The daughter, when not beating people up, is a moist-eyed virgin eroticized by the camera, all her romantic aspirations cringingly mawkish.
December 24, 2013
As lifeless and dull as any of the characters whacked during this dramedy's bloated running time.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
November 27, 2013
Unfortunately, The Family suffers from an extreme case of advanced tonal disorder.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 24, 2013
Every time Luc Besson uses a bullet in a body as a punchline, a real joke somewhere out in the wild dies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 24, 2013
It's throwaway stuff, packed with corny gags about rich French cooking and annoying Gallic manners, in which light relief is offered by the sight of our hero torturing a plumber; think The Whole Nine Yards with cheese.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 22, 2013
Clearly, De Niro is happy to cannibalise his glorious past, but for those of us who love him, it's like sucking on old bones.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 22, 2013
Their fish-out-of-water antics leave a nasty taste in the mouth rather than a smile on the face.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 22, 2013
Besson has made a career out of a willingness to experiment but The Family's tonal variations jar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 21, 2013
It's horribly violent, the family are appalling, it's never believable and far too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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