The Family
The Family (2013)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 17, 2013
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Critic Score
28%
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User Score
42%



Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Luc Besson's The Family suffers from an overly familiar setup and a number of jarring tonal shifts.

Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

This is a deliberately off-kilter, cheerfully violent, hit-and-miss effort with just enough moments of inspiration to warrant a recommendation.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

A black comedy that doesn't begin to jell but has a sweetheart of a cast and the odd diverting moment.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

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.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

A movie with a PG brain and a NC-17 body count, unsuitable for audiences of any age.

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Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail

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.

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Jack Giroux
Film School Rejects

Features a contender for worst subplot of the year.

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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

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.

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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

The Family is a film at once strange and intriguing. It can't seem to settle on a tone.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

A terrible waste of many wonderful talents in front of and behind the camera.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Switched off halfway through. Honestly, it was pretty lame. Typical mob comedy. Seen it all before. Dianna Agron steals the show in her scenes, but she's… More
Phil Hubbs
This is a Luc Besson film so you know right from the off there's gonna be a slick gun fight somewhere in here. Question is does this story require such a… More
Anthony Lawrie
The Family feels very much like a cross between what you'd expect from a Luc Besson produced film and a Luc Besson directed film. I liked the premise; the… More
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three stars
Bruce Bruce
For a movie with stars like Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones in it, then "The Family" didn't really live up to all that it… More
Everett Johnson
The first time I saw a trailer for this I literally rolled my eyes and said "this looks like crap". Turns out it's not as crappy as I thought.… More