“No one should waste their money on seeing this sadly laughable movie…and for that matter, don’t even waste your time if you get the chance to see it for free”
Title: The Family
Director: Luc Besson
Release Date: September 13, 2013
Category: Action Comedy
Length: 110 minutes
Cast: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones
Despite a seemingly standout cast, the movie is close to unbearable. It is difficult criticizing anything that involves Robert De Niro, but with an unbelievably ridiculous script filled with bad fake accents and corny one-liners, it is hard not to. The one enjoyable part, squeezed into a miserable two hours, was a scene revolving around the “irony” of a GoodFellas reference. But, despite this one guaranteed chuckle, it is painful to sit through numerous punch lines that leave the theater resonating with silence. It is honestly sad to witness De Niro succumb to a role in something so terrible and unfortunately this time his “mob-boss-with-a-comedic-spin” character did not meet his Analyze This potential. It is definitely safe to say that De Niro himself will never view this film. The awkward mixture of jokes, murders and family bonding makes the genre unclear. However, due to the awful dialogue mixed with absurd acts of random violence, this film should be considered a “comedy” because it is absolutely impossible to take it seriously.
No one should waste their money on seeing this sadly laughable movie…and for that matter, don’t even waste your time if you get the chance to see it for free.
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