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Momma's Man Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The production has a patient, observant tone, which almost disguises the fact that Momma's Man can't decide what kind of movie it wants to be.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 24, 2008
Jamie Tipps
Film Threat

The movie is quiet and minimal in its dialogue, and it has flashes of humor and thoughtfulness. However, it's also unbearably slow and hard to empathize with Mikey.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 1, 2008
Philip French
Observer [UK]

This is one of the most tiresome recent examples of American independent cinema.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

May 13, 2009

San Francisco Chronicle
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The main character in Momma's Man shuffles through life like he's been poleaxed, and you may feel the same after you watch this slow-motion indie exercise about a grown-up who returns home and can't leave.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

October 24, 2008

Jacobs' minimalist approach demands acting of extraordinary sensitivity, which he gets from his cast, particularly from Matt Boren in the lead role.

Full Review Source: DCist | Original Score: 9.2/10

June 12, 2010
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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Momma's Man, in its lovingly twisted way, [is] a valentine to great parenting.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

September 4, 2008
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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It works from a specific place and lets audiences relate to that place, and the people in it, like trusted intimates.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

October 3, 2008
Karina Longworth
SpoutBlog

A chick flick for cool, bridging-30 boys.

Full Review Source: SpoutBlog

February 4, 2008
David Phelps
Slant Magazine

Momma's Man, completely unshakeable, is implicitly nostalgic, about a nostalgic man, but only because it has such an unsentimental commitment to the gap between past and present.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 22, 2008
Robert Davis
Paste Magazine

After a summer full of movies that celebrate the arrested development of their male characters, that titter and wink while grown men behave like teenagers, Momma's Man is a welcome palette cleanser.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 82/100

September 7, 2008
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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A touchingly true film, part weepie, part comedy, about the agonies of navigating that slippery slope called adulthood.

| Original Score: 4/5

August 22, 2008
Sara Cardace
New York Magazine/Vulture
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It melds a poignant drama of adulthood with a surreal portrait of emotional paralysis, with an unexpected paean to the American avant-garde thrown in.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

August 18, 2008
Cath Clarke
Guardian

This enjoyable lo-fi indie pictures an extreme example of a failure to sever the apron strings.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 4/5

May 8, 2009
Stan Hall
Oregonian

Perhaps the most indispensable cast member, however, is the Jacobs' dwelling, their residence since 1966.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: B+

October 24, 2008
Jon Fortgang
Film4

Azazel Jacobs' film is an enjoyably idiosyncratic tribute to his own eccentric family, and it adopts a fascinatingly novel approach to the strange anxieties of thirtysomething men.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 8, 2009
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

In his simple, minimalist way, Mr. Jacobs has fashioned the quintessential interior New York film.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

August 21, 2008
Nicholas Barber
Independent on Sunday

It's a quiet film, with its own measured pace, but it has more painfully astute observations than most comedies with 10 times the budget.

Full Review Source: Independent on Sunday

May 13, 2009
Edward Porter
Times [UK]

The film is decidedly low-key. As such movies go, it's enjoyable, though you might find yourself wishing Mikey would just pull himself together.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

May 13, 2009
Kevin Harley
Total Film

Azazel Jacobs' lo-fi indie comedy unfolds slowly but with patient precision.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

May 8, 2009
David Jenkins
Time Out
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Awkward pauses and gestures and moments of self-examination give it a rich texture. It's a lovely work, sad and funny. A melancomedy, if you will.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 5/6

May 8, 2009
Betsy Sherman
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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