Excerpt: Turulato, violento y divertido cuento de mafiosos cien por cien Luc Besson. El propio desvarío de la propuesta es lo que mejor le ayuda a funcionar, siempre que el espectador se abandone a la retorcida amoralidad que la recorre.
Excerpt: Other than the opportunity to work together and pretend that Besson is still in his ‘90s prime, it’s unclear why any of the cast would sign on to such a worthless project…or why anyone would buy a ticket to see the results.
Excerpt: The nature of these characters makes it hard to identify with or care about them – a problem for The Family when it wants us to care about their survival during an action climax that threatens not only murder, but also suicide and rape.
Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
Excerpt: French director Luc Besson is best at creating portraits of the criminal underground. You can see this in his best work like “La Femme Nikita” and “The Professional.” You can even see a bit of this in “The Fifth Element.” He knows how to take us into the scummy underworld and introduce us to characters that we come to like. So, what happened with his latest film, “The Family?”
Excerpt: But as their characters are miserably unlikeable, Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer are easy to cheer for. Their charm as actors lift The Family out of absurdity and squarely into mediocrity.