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The Family

Overview


Genre :

Action, Comedy

Release Date :

September 13, 2013

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Luc Besson

Starring :

Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron, Tommy Lee Jones, John D'Leo, Ricardo Cordero, Jon Freda, Dominic Chianese

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..unfortunately not as much fun for the audience..”
by Stephen Farber [Hollywood Reporter]
2 of 4

“..tries to exploit novelistic devices that don't translate well to film..”
by Adam Mazmanian [The Washington Times]
1 of 5

“..this unexciting, unfunny would-be action satire is filled with Italian-American stereotypes, decades-old TV-style Mafia cliches..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
“..the movie has holes galore. It has abrupt tonal shifts, an incoherent back story and abandoned subplots. It doesn't even try for basic credibility..”
by Stephen Holden [NY Times]
2 of 4

“..the actors, especially Pfeiffer, give the script more than it deserves. But Besson's leaden touch works against light and airy. The Family is a comic souffle that never rises..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
2 of 4

“..most of all, it's a missed opportunity..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..instead of the print of "Some Came Running" with Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, they are mis-shipped a copy of, well, something else..”
by Mark Olsen [LA Times]
2 of 4

“..Besson knows his way around an action film, he's not as adept at comedy. The result is an often-violent, occasionally amusing fish-out-of-eau tale that plunks a family of wise guys in the French countryside with predictable results..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]

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