Written July 30, 2015
Robert De Niro and the cast don't disappoint, but the film as a whole is a strain to the senses. So much so, there is hardly any entertainment value in it at all. The action was quick and left no impact, the comedy was far and few between scenes, the writing was stale and it was as if this movie has been done before; which it has been. Luc Besson gets an A for effort but a D in overall execution.
Written January 25, 2015
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 October 07, 2015
Went with my husband for a date night and we both had a good time, comedy and even a little action. Liked the story and combination of actors, would recommend it.
Written February 11, 2016
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.
Written February 10, 2016
Loved it. It sort of dragged in the middle and a bit far fetched at the end but the end was very action filled. The family love/value was extraordinary....