Here's what the critics are saying:
"The Family" might be the movie equivalent of backyard sangria, a bunch of stuff thrown together into something unsubtle but that nevertheless has a kick all its own. — Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
We love the mafia of the Sopranos, Good Fellas and the Godfather. In "The Family" we see the mafia in a different light, and it's not a pleasant one. These mafia members are in a witness protection program in France, but they seem unable of fitting in or getting along with the locals. Highjinks and misunderstandings follow.
— Daniel Eagan, Film Journal
The bad pacing, humorless scenarios and repetitive gags undercut the few inspired moments, most of which hinge on the chemistry between Robert De Niro's Mob boss and Tommy Lee Jones' FBI agent. — Claudia Puig, USA Today
De Niro, still able to surprise us (as in “Silver Linings Playbook”), could play Gio in his sleep, yet appears to be itching for something meatier. — Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"The Family" is rated R and runs 1 hour and 51 minutes.