Family Business
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You've probably already guessed that the Family Business in this all-star melodrama is the business of crime. Adapted from a novel by Vincent Patrick, the film stars Sean Connery as Jessie McMullen, the patriarch of a family of career criminals, including his son Vito (Dustin Hoffman) and grandson Adam (Matthew Broderick). Vito has gone legit, but college-educated Adam remains loyal to his grandfather. Reluctantly, Vito joins his father and son on a big-time heist involving millions of dollars' worth of test-tube specimens. There's many a slip-up and betrayal before the three… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The pleasure is watching Connery shine as a roguish criminal in a story line that never gels."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Utterly forgettable, even with its great cast"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Just barely worth checking out, and even then, it's only for the actors."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"A terrific seriocomic crime caper that nobody knew how to sell. Often feels like a 1970s movie that somehow ended up in 1989."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"[S]urprisingly compelling..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"a bit of a mess"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Star-studded cliched rubbish"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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