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Mother Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 26, 2012
For the most part its droll humor rubbed me the right way despite its pat facile conclusion and all the product placements.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 2, 2011
The best foreign language film of 2010.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
December 27, 2006
For people who believe that a grown-up son can never go home again, Brook's serio comedy, one of the few Hollywood pictures dealing with mother-son relationship in a poignant way, came as a surprise; Debbie Reynolds in a comeback turn is great.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 17, 2005
Off-putting and uncomfortable ... but still pretty funny.
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 7, 2005
The clash of personalities that ensues produces some truly hilarious moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
August 26, 2004
Good, not great Brooks, but Reynolds is a riot
| Original Score: 3/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
July 16, 2003
Brooks has always been a second-rate Woody Allen to me. This is a second-rate Brooks' film.
| Original Score: 2/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
June 3, 2003
Another low-key classic from Brooks
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
February 7, 2003
Abrasive but funny.
| Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
December 25, 2002
Not one of Brooks' best, but still enjoyable and watchable.
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 21, 2002
Cuts to the quick with its illuminating insights into why parents and their adult children sometimes have trouble accepting each other as real people.
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
Not only will you laugh at someone else's pathetic problems, it'll save you money on therapy.
| Original Score: 3/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
A sign that smart comedy is not lost in America.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It wasn't the automatic laughter produced by slam-dunk punch lines, but the laughter of recognition, of insight, even sometimes of squirmy discomfort, as the truths hit close to home.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 28, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 1, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
August 29, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 3, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 5, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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