samedi 9 avril 2016

The Family — A crime comedy with big names that's no better than average — 6*/10

  • Story: It has some good elements like the psychotic reactions or the shootout that really made me appreciate it, but there's just too many weaknesses to really make it better than average.
  • Ending: Weak. It's as if they ran out of ideas. Not enough details, easy, predictable, but with some punch.
  • Dialogs: Nothing to brag about.
  • Characters: The mafioso are terrible, especially the killers. They feel like bad caricatures. The family itself is not so bad with the parents being built on much better foundations than their children.
  • Acting: Alright. Nothing anybody can be really proud of.
  • Known actors: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron, Tommy Lee Jones and Vincent Pastore.
  • Synopsis & information
  • Entertainment value: Nice, nothing more.
  • Who is it for? Those looking for a crime comedy, a bit of action, or the diehard fans of De Niro and Pfeiffer.

Writer director Luc Besson has done much better work than this.