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In the off-beat action comedy "The Family," a mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. Despite the best efforts of Agent Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni (Robert DeNiro), his wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer) and their children Belle (Dianna Agron) and Warren (John D'Leo) can't help but revert to old habits and blow their cover by handling their problems the "family" way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down. Chaos ensues as old… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 28%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is a deliberately off-kilter, cheerfully violent, hit-and-miss effort with just enough moments of inspiration to warrant a recommendation."
‑ Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
"A black comedy that doesn't begin to jell but has a sweetheart of a cast and the odd diverting moment."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"De Niro's deadpan humour suits a garden burial perfectly, but we just don't see enough of how we really want him to be."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"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."
‑ Christopher Runyon, Movie Mezzanine
"As lifeless and dull as any of the characters whacked during this dramedy's bloated running time."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"A movie with a PG brain and a NC-17 body count, unsuitable for audiences of any age."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"The casting of Robert De Niro as an ex-Mafioso hiding in witness protection is witty in only the silliest, most superficial way. It's a joke with its own tinny, built-in laugh track."
‑ Adam Nayman, Globe and Mail
"Features a contender for worst subplot of the year."
‑ Jack Giroux, Film School Rejects
"It rattles along at a slick pace and the closing sequence is everything you could want from a closing crescendo."
‑ Liam Nicholls, Fan The Fire
"Unfortunately, The Family suffers from an extreme case of advanced tonal disorder."
‑ Donald Clarke, Irish Times
"An all-star cast fails to rise above bloody japes and heavy-handed humor in this tale of a renegade Mob family hiding in a small French town."
‑ Michael Sragow, Orange County Register
"The Family is a film at once strange and intriguing. It can't seem to settle on a tone."
‑ David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
"A terrible waste of many wonderful talents in front of and behind the camera."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"American family, presumed obnoxious by French villagers, deals with problems by being obnoxiously, smugly violent. The daughter, when not beating people up, is a moist-eyed virgin eroticized by the camera, all her romantic aspirations cringingly mawkish."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"Every time Luc Besson uses a bullet in a body as a punchline, a real joke somewhere out in the wild dies."
‑ Ali Gray,
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