Mother Reviews

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Megan Ratner
Film Comment Magazine
November 13, 2013
the film wears its aesthetic sophistication lightly ( ... ) Bong takes the idea of the primacy of perception over reality to its ultimate extreme
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
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
January 3, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 2, 2011
The best foreign language film of 2010.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Paul Gallagher
Future Movies UK
October 2, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

Daily Telegraph
August 20, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
August 20, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
April 1, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 28, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
August 29, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
August 26, 2004
Good, not great Brooks, but Reynolds is a riot
| Original Score: 3/5
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
Blake French
NutzWorld
July 15, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 27, 2009
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
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Washington Post
January 1, 2000

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
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