Mother Reviews

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Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
January 17, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 1, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Paul Gallagher
Future Movies UK
October 2, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Top Critic
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
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 17, 2005
Off-putting and uncomfortable ... but still pretty funny.
| Original Score: 3/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
March 14, 1996
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
April 1, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: high +1 out of -4..+4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
A sign that smart comedy is not lost in America.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
February 7, 2003
Abrasive but funny.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 14, 1996
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 3, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 5, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 27, 2009
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Top Critic

Washington Post
January 1, 2000

E! Online
January 1, 2000

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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