Written August 21, 2014
while the father may have at one time been the big man, it is quickly obvious who is in control of this family.
a funny story told from a different twist. well worth the visit to the theater, although i'm not sure where in france it is happening... but i know the town will be glad.....
Written September 23, 2014
Most Italian mobster movie are either too violent, slow and mello dramatic. This however, based on a book called "Malavita" a mafia Italian family from Brooklyn, NY trying to escape their past and wanted a new life in Normany, France but cant seem to settle into their new way of life because of "Old Habits" die hard. This movie has enough light-hearted humor for it to be fun and have enough suspense and action for it to be entertaining. Now don't get me wrong, although the title emphasizes the term "Family", this however is not an ideal movie for the entire family (due to language). But this a great option for date night! ;-)
Written October 04, 2013
I didn't expect to like this as much as I did. Very fine acting. At times funny. You're rooting for these incredibly bad people but you do want them to win. The kids were great.
Written September 28, 2013
Extremely Entertaining! Funny! But definitely has a sharp edge to it!
AWESOME Cast... Great acting! Dark Humor!
We liked it very much, but we're an international family so that might be why.
If you liked "The Transporter", and movies about the Mafia, you might enjoy it too!
Written September 25, 2013
There is a good blend of elements in The Family. I felt like the comedy wasn't overdone, the action played well into it and the romance wasn't all-consuming. There was just enough of everything. Robert de Niro and Tommy Lee Jones played well off of each other, with instances of banter and frustration that build a tense relationship. The Family presents a different take on a traditional mob movie, through the lens of a traitor who is feeling the effects of his actions. The other family members work okay together, and aren't as believable. The son and daughter play their roles well and add some comic asides that build on the father. Overall the movie is decent, and I enjoyed it.