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The Family: Limited Series (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Though The Family's open ended-ness undermines its impact, it manages to craft a compelling picture of a shocking truth.

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Investigative journalists expose The Family, a Christian fundamentalist organization quietly operating in the corridors of power in Washington, D.C.

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Critic Reviews for The Family: Limited Series

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

Moss leaves a lot of this open to interpretation, but the result is a project that can feel like an information dump more often than a film.

August 16, 2019 | Full Review…

A profoundly troubling examination of the theocracy that wields power behind-the-scenes in Washington D.C.

August 13, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The series loses its power because there seems to be a lack of judgment when it comes to summarizing it and organizing it around a more solid, clear, and convincing story. [Full Review in Spanish]

October 21, 2019 | Full Review…

You end up unable to dismiss the possibility the Family may have had a hand in creating the documentary: stepping out of the shadows for once just to puff themselves up, and state, loudly and explicitly, that they're not going anywhere.

August 23, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

A good example not only of the life of the organization but also of the power of US religious conservatism. [Full review in Spanish]

August 19, 2019 | Full Review…

The eye-opening story that Sharlet risked his life to tell.

August 15, 2019 | Full Review…

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