By Inaba
Written September 15, 2013
This movie was nothing ground breaking, not that one should expect it to be. It was rather long for the content and dragged on for quite awhile. There were a lot of plot points that could have been followed up with, but were just barely touched on and left a lot to be desired. It plodded along through it's expected course to it's utterly predictable ending. Don't waste your theater money, just save it for video.
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By blondemoment
Written September 15, 2013
Being 40+ Friday nite is still date night and there's not much out there to see in the middle of September. This movie held high hopes because of the cast, but plot had too many holes in it. At some point I felt that The Family was trying to be a dark comedy, but the laughs were too few and really far apart. I found it interesting that two teenage kids could have so much pent up anger and be so good at taking out a seasoned "clean - up " crew from the mob, that even the FBI couldn't handle. If you want to see it, wait til it comes out on one of the premium cable channels. Save your $$$ for a nice dinner.
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Lazy Rendition of Mobster Movie.

By easybreeze360
Written July 25, 2014
This movie was fragmented and corny at best. Deniro trying to be a writer in the movie was a tease which never panned out. The son wanting to bail to Paris to become a mobster was a good idea and should have been elaborated. The love story between Belle and the Math teacher was enticing yet never delivered. If anything a little more love in this movie could have made up for it's drought. Michele Pheiffer crawling on the floor was ridiculous! I found the frequent references to supposed incredible italian food being eaten to be quite annoying because they never showed any of it. What a rip-off to have '*****' from the Sopranos in the movie. It was obvious the director tried a little too hard to revere the movie as 'gangster' when Good Fellows was screened by Deniro. The ending although good and suspenseful was too short-lived. A better alternative ending would have been they all cross-fired one another and died because none of the characters fully developed.
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By rycasa1206
Written September 16, 2013
I liked the movie....slow start but then it got into it....actually think it could've used a bit more meat in the middle but the end definitely kicked in with the potatoes. Good movie.
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The Family

By wgm
Written September 14, 2013
Brilliant directing, very funny, the screenplay very well written makes for a gThreat thrill ride. The cast beyond suburb makes for a great family comedy, it kept my attention all the way through, a must see movie, but don't take my word for it, see it for yourselves.
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