In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'The Family,' Insidious: Chapter 2' and More

The Family Pfeiffer DeNiro - H 2013
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The Family Pfeiffer DeNiro - H 2013

What THR's critics say about the movies opening this week.

Robert De Niro reunites with familiar faces in the Luc Besson/Martin Scorsese mafia comedy, The Family.

Playing opposite Michelle Pffeifer in their first appearance together since 2007's Stardust, De Niro is a mob boss who gives into The Man and rats out his old pack. He and his family, consisting of Pfeiffer, Dianna Aggron and John D'Leo, are placed under the witness protection program, but have a hard time leaving their old lives behind. Tommy Lee Jones and Vincent Pastore also star.

Read what The Hollywood Reporter's film critics have to say about The Family and other films opening this weekend, and find out how they're expected to perform at the box office.

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The Family

Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Tommy Lee Jones head the cast of this bloody Mafia comedy from veteran filmmakers Luc Besson and Martin Scorsese. Read Stephen Farber's review here.

Insidious: Chapter 2

The filmmaking team behind the original supernatural horror film returns, with Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne again co-starring. Read Justin Lowe's review here

Blue Caprice

Alexandre Moors' timely DC sniper thriller is driven by the intense, mesmerizing performances of Isaiah Washington and Tequan Richmond. Read David Rooney's review here

Mother of George

Andrew Dosunmu's drama centers on Nigerian-American newlyweds navigating their lives in New York City. Read Todd McCarthy's review here

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And While We Were Here

The Kat Coiro-directed movie stars Kate Bosworth as a married woman who enters into an affair with a younger man while writing a project on the island of Ischia. Read Frank Scheck's review here

Jayne Mansfield's Car 

Robert DuvallJohn Hurt and Kevin Bacon star with Billy Bob Thornton in his multi-generational story of an Alabama family, set amid the ferment of the late '60s. Read David Rooney's review here


Jeremy Seifert dumbs down the debate over genetically modified organisms. Read John DeFore's review here

Herb and Dorothy 50x50

Megumi Sasaki follows up her portrait of two unlikely art patrons. Read John DeFore's review here.

The Informant

Gilles Lellouche and Tahar Rahim star in this international drug thriller from screenwriter Abdel Raouf Dafri (A Prophet) and director Julien Leclercq (The Assault). Read Jordan Mintzer's review here

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Mademoiselle C

Fabien Constant's documentary chronicles the efforts of former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfield to start her own magazine. Read Frank Scheck's review here


Haifaa Al-Mansour's film, set in Saudi Arabia, tells the tale about a 12-year-old tomboy and rebellious free spirit who wants to buy a bike. Read Deborah Young's review here

Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction

The iconic veteran character-actor with a 200-film career is profiled in this Swiss documentary by Sophie Huber. Read Neil Young's review here.