The Family: Limited Series (2019)

Limited Series
The Family

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Critic Ratings: 6


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User Ratings: 139
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Air date: Aug 9, 2019
Air date: Aug 9, 2019
Air date: Aug 9, 2019
Air date: Aug 9, 2019
Air date: Aug 9, 2019

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Investigative journalists expose The Fellowship, a Christian fundamentalist organization quietly operating in the corridors of power in Washington, D.C.

Critic Reviews for The Family Limited Series

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Moss leaves a lot of this open to interpretation, but the result is a project that can feel like an information dump more often than a film.

Aug 16, 2019 | Full Review…

A profoundly troubling examination of the theocracy that wields power behind-the-scenes in Washington D.C.

Aug 13, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The eye-opening story that Sharlet risked his life to tell.

Aug 15, 2019 | Full Review…

The Family has a lot of potential to fascinate, though the first part moves a bit slowly. The presence of Cromwell definitely perked up our attention, though.

Aug 12, 2019 | Full Review…

The 5-episode documentary series The Family ranges from chilling to sensationalist in its exploration of the quasi-Christian organization, The Fellowship.

Aug 12, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's the kind of story we're hungry for now, because The Family, like any good conspiracy theory, makes sense of what would otherwise be absurd, nonsensical.

Aug 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Family: Limited Series

  • 18h ago
    The "documentary" was a piece of propaganda. It was poorly researched, had undocumented facts and some "drama" aspects were laughable. The writer acted bitter with a definite political agenda himself.
  • 3d ago
    If you want them saying the same thing that everyone already knows this is your show. Basically the fact that christianity has been a political player for a long time.
  • 3d ago
    Complete conspiracy garbage.
  • 3d ago
    Noting some viewers are watching other shows with the same name.
  • 4d ago
    Doesn't seem like any of the members of the Family are actually followers of Christ. For all their pious prayer, posturing and bloviating, they don't seem to actually accomplish much in this country, at least. The series was a little too long, too much repetition of their principles, and info about Doug Coe. Not enough information about where the money comes from to pay for it all.
  • 4d ago
    "The Family" was extremely entertaining, but wore it's political agenda on it's sleeve. It's less a documentary and more an after-school special, or lifetime movie, for liberals. Not really educational but extremely funny and entertaining.
  • 6d ago
    This series was awful, slow, and lacked any actual purpose. It never tells you why "The Family" is actually bad or why their actions are nefarious or deceiving. Also, RT literally put audience ratings for a different show under this documentary to pad its ratings. Pretty suspicious.
  • 6d ago
    Very interesting perspective on the culture of our political system that's in control today.
  • Dec 10, 2017
    Loved it plots twists had me addicted! But whyyy leave us hanging please bring season 2 its a must!!
  • Nov 14, 2016
    Une autre très bonne série qui n'aura pas de suite...

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