Family Business
Family Business (1989)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 15, 1989
DVD Release Date: May 20, 2003
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The pleasure is watching Connery shine as a roguish criminal in a story line that never gels.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Utterly forgettable, even with its great cast

Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Just barely worth checking out, and even then, it's only for the actors.

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A terrific seriocomic crime caper that nobody knew how to sell. Often feels like a 1970s movie that somehow ended up in 1989.

MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[S]urprisingly compelling...

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

a bit of a mess

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Star-studded cliched rubbish

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Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
Lafe Fredbjornson
Three generations of robbers, played by top actors, creates an interesting chemistry and chance for fun scenes. The relationship between the grandson (Matthew… More
xGary Xx
Cliched heist comedy drama that expects you to believe Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman and Matthew Broderick are three generations of some kind of criminal… More
Steve K
Should have been a much better film. It's all rather bland.
Marcus Woolcott
Top cast, but it's all over the place.
Dean McKenna
Bloody dull drama about a three-generation crime family and this is one of my worst Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman and Matthew Broderick's movie.
Andre Tavares Simoni
An attempt to make a comedy/drama with great movie stars, but the chemistry blows out in a void and melodramatic screenplay and poor performances.Such a waste.