Review: Robert De Niro gives it his all in 'The Family'

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Posted: Friday, September 13, 2013 12:00 am

Mostly the violence is played for broad laughs, as in “Analyze This.” But sometimes it's deadly serious, as in “The Godfather.” It's an interesting line to dance on.

However the violence is treated in director and co-screenwriter Luc Besson's black comedy “The Family,” there's a lot of it, with a hefty body count (including some innocents). And if that didn't guarantee a hard-R rating, a lesson on the finer points of how you can give different meanings to the F-bomb, depending on how you deliver it, would.

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