The Family

By bfoiles
Written October 08, 2013
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
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Entertaining if well-trod ground

By pdaddy1959
Written September 14, 2013
There's little new about the characters in "The Family." DeNiro reprises his sensitive wiseguy from "Analyze This" and Michelle Pfeiffer trots out her on-target but well-worn Mafia wife schtick. You do somewhat like the characters as you see them struggle to adapt to yet another forced move and false life in the Witness Protection program. But while the fairly graphic and over-the-top violence is bearable when the protagonists are defending themselves, the collateral damage is considerable: neighbors shot dead. All the police shot dead. The only fireman in the station, dead. No body minds seeing the Mafia hitmen go down, but how much do you have to hate the French to be okay with killing them off for minor snootiness? Overall, it's a well-paced comedy with decent action. A bit more graphic that might have been ideal. Outstanding (if incessant) use of the f-word as the keystone of DeNiro's mobster vocabulary. You may not remember it two weeks from now, but it's entertaining.
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The Family

By wgm
Written September 14, 2013
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.
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Cool

By rycasa1206
Written September 16, 2013
I liked the movie....slow start but then it got into it....actually think it could've used a bit more meat in the middle but the end definitely kicked in with the potatoes. Good movie.
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Meh

By Inaba
Written September 15, 2013
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.
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