The Family (2013)

The Family (2013)

The Family (2013)

Luc Besson (The Professional) directs this action comedy starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer as Mr. and Mrs. Manzoni, heads of a notorious American mafia family who get relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program. Their attempts to fit in amongst the quiet locals prove difficult as old, criminal habits die hard. 

2013Rating: MA15+, Strong violence112 minsUSA, France
ActionComedyThriller

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The Family (2013) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Curiously airless, weightless and tonally uncertain, Luc Besson's mafia comedy falls flat.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It doesn't even try for basic credibility. But buoyed by hot performances, it sustains a zapping electrical energy.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The collateral damage involving innocent bystanders is staggering. Just mind you don't get caught in the crossfire.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Comes close to being a full-on endorsement of vigilante justice and enforcing social niceties through the business end of tennis rackets and baseball bats.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It’s not consistently entertaining enough either as a spoof or as a thriller.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Another to airbrush out of the De Niro back catalogue.

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