• Released
  • September 13, 2013
  • R , 1 hr 51 min
  • Action/Adventure
  • 2,422 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A mob family in the Witness Protection Program has trouble adjusting to a new home abroad.

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Critic Ratings

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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The Family is the rare breed of pitch-black comedy that effectively uses violence for laughs or gasps, depending on the situation.
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75

Boston Globe

By Peter Keough
Not known for subtlety, Besson gets the expected laughs, and then some. He also exercises an unwonted finesse, not only with the allusions,...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
This is a deliberately off-kilter, cheerfully violent, hit-and-miss effort with just enough moments of inspiration to warrant a...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This isn't vintage De Niro but at least there's more substance here than in a lot of his other recent projects. Michelle Pfeiffer, who...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
The Family is a film at once strange and intriguing. It can't seem to settle on a tone. The early eruptions of violence are treated as...
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51

Film.com

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It’s a sadistic comedy, both in bloodshed and groan-worthy gags.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Robert De Niro – wait for it – in the role of a mobster. Now there's an original idea.
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50

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Besson aims his movie at anyone who’s ever held a grudge at an ill-mannered French waiter or clerk (haughty, and by the way, they’d NEVER...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The Family is a fish-out-of-water/buddy comedy/Mob flick. But most of all, it's a missed opportunity.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Stephen Farber
Their inside jape is unfortunately not as much fun for the audience as it may have been for the filmmakers, though it does have its piquant...
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TRYING TO PORTRAY ITALIANS AS SMARTER AND TOUGHER THAN FRENCH

By rarriz
TRYING TO PORTRAY ITALIANS AS SMARTER AND TOUGHER THAN FRENCH. IN MY OPINION PROPAGANDA AGENDA...

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Rated R | For Language, Brief Sexuality and Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Funny but imperfect mob comedy has violence, language.
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