Written May 24, 2017
Love the cast. Love the Director. I expect the very best from them all which makes me a hard critic. This movie tries to be a comedy and serious. I think it missed it's mark their for me. They set it up for a sequel at the end. I would go to see any movie with this cast no matter what. Loved the score at the end witch is normal for this great Director.
Written May 29, 2017
Yes, "The Family" has some rather dark humor, but it also is an interesting dark tones about this family. Because it deals with the mafia, we expect that. I was a little surprised about the violence. It's not gratuitous, but, when how and for what purpose it's used for, that surprised me. I don't know. but is it a stereotype to show that mafia families always use violence to solve problems? As for the children in such families, is that what they learn from; and, is it always condoned?! Because this 'family' is in the witness protection program, you in some way, want to see them succeed; yet, on the other hand, they can and are ruthlessly violent. The film is good at setting a slow, but suspenseful story. Lastly, I'm not sure what time period it belongs in? Part is the late 70s, then the 80s, then the early 90s, but lastly there is modern time of now! Is this on purpose to say, "fictitious?!"
Written April 26, 2017
This is a funny movie. I was entertained. There were a few minutes when the movie took a serious turn. Robert was very good and kept you guessing.
Written September 26, 2016
This movie is predictable, staged, booring, and I kept looking at my watch. It was sad because the teenage daughter is so cute the son would be adorable, of course everyone loves Michelle Pfeiffer and her husband in this movie, but it was so staged it just had me looking at my watch over and over again. Really could not wait to get out, definately NOT worth the $18 it took for me and my daughter to go watch in on opening night besides the $30 we spent in treats for the two of us. I say just NO.
Written January 19, 2017
I loved it and had a lot of good laughs. I liked the mom and the market because of the way she was treated her. The daughter really took of the smart ass. De Niro was just cool throughout and the son evened things up. You could watch it a 100 times and pick up new little nuances each time. There were many things I wanted to mention that occurred in the movie but that would spoil it for others. Will have to acquire the DVD. Not a movie for the younger kids