James' Review of The Family
What a joy! What a dark comedy in the style of "Prizzi's Honor" and "Get Shorty:" hilarious, dramatic, and bloody. A clever script that makes us care about every character, played by an ensemble at the top of their game. Michelle Pfeiffer is a knock-out as a gangster's wife, and the astounding young actors Diana Agron and John D'Leo do as much heavy lifting as DeNiro (now so craggy that he looks 80). Violence and hilarity: a rare combination. Director Luc Besson delivers a memorable work of art.