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: September 13, 2013
DVD Release Date: December 17, 2013
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Critic Score: 29% 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.

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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Betsy Sherman
Arts Fuse

While it has its highlights, The Family limits our frame of reference to other movies, rather than anything resembling real life.

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Sheila O'Malley

The Family is a pretty uneven film, lurching from comedy to violence to sentiment, but it's best when it sticks in the realm of flat-out farce.

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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.

Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon

Those excited for the return of Besson to the action-comedy game likely will come away disappointed from this jumbled, visually bland effort.

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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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Amanda Waltz
The Film Stage

Full of tone deaf humor and gratuitous violence, The Family marks a miscalculated step for an otherwise fine filmmaker.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
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
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three stars
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
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
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
Alex roy
Average dark comedy that leaves a lot to be desired, The Family is one of those films that should have been better than what we ended up here. Despite its… More