Written June 27, 2016
Because of the plot, I couldn't help thinking about My Blue Heaven with Steve Martin, which was so funny and so good. Perhaps that's why I was disappointed in The Family. It was ok, DeNiro is always good. Michelle Pfeiffer looked old and tired. There were some entertaining moments...for instance, I Loved the scene where the daughter took a tennis racket to a smart-aleck and the way DeNiro solved his plumbing problem!
Written September 25, 2016
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.
Written October 09, 2015
Loved The Family. DeNiro is perfect for the role. Michelle Pfieffer was a delight! The kids also played their roles above and beyond. Tommy Lee Jones was his typically curmudgeonly self. Great writing. The finale is worth waiting for. Go see it. Not alot of movies like this being made. Adult comedy that makes you think and laugh.
Written May 30, 2016
My 15 year old grandaughter went with me, so you are getting to reviews. Me, it was to dark and to much violent. Comedy is just so-so, I didnt hear much laughter.
Grandaughter, I enjoyed it- for anyone who is a fan of dark, somewhat sadistic comedies, I do recommend this movie. I am a fan of the darker side of entertainment, so this was definately up my alley. Also, the effects were very believable and it was certainly a unique film that I think could be enjoyed by many people.
Written October 22, 2016
Not a very strong plot line, writing and dialogue was weak and there were many parts that were simply unrealistic regarding the Dept. of Justice's Witness Protection program.
(In addition, Tommy Lee Jones is much too old to play an 'active' FBI agent.)