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The Family Reviews

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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
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+
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-
November 21, 2013
A disgraced mob family are sent on a Euro vacation in this weak wiseguy satire with Robert De Niro.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 13, 2013
Well, if you're going to continue to exploit a tired Mafia stereotype, you might as well do it with the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 21, 2013
An unimaginative and humourless dark comedy from French director Luc Besson, starring Robert De Niro who appears to be phoning his lines in.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 12, 2013
There are some great moments sprinkled throughout. But overall, these elements never seem to come together in the same harmonious way that this family does with each other.
November 21, 2013
Besson strikes a jarring tone between crime and comedy; a soundtrack of irritatingly 'wacky' accordion music prescribes a comic mood rarely met by laughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 10, 2014
Features a contender for worst subplot of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 12, 2013
A misfire from start to finish, The Family is unfunny, plodding and kind of depressing. Can someone take a hit out on it, please?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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 21, 2013
A lively premise and darkly humorous tone give way to predictable action and a dull finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 12, 2013
A love letter to Scorsese constructed with all the grace of Mr. Bean.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.1/10
September 20, 2013
A strange mash-up of a vicious mob yarn squeezed into a foul-mouthed, movie-length sitcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 18, 2013
Quite literally self-parody--only without the self-awareness of Analyze This.
Read More | Original Score: C
September 13, 2013
Not that I'm opposed to some good ol' shoot-em-up violence, it's just hard to get your bearings as 'The Family' shifts frantically back and forth between giggles and gasps.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 20, 2013
The Family is filled with Besson's signature visual wit, boasting occasionally sharp satire aimed equally at both sides of the Atlantic, but he lets us down in the end through the deadly combination of broad characters and a rambling narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
September 12, 2013
A film whose only distinguishing characteristic is how big a mess it makes of its already meager ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 12, 2013
The Blakes think they're vigilantes, but in most other movies they'd be the bad guys.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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