• Unrated, 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Doris Yeung
    In Theaters:
    Mar 18, 2011 Limited
  • Avalon Films

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Motherland Reviews

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Motherland doesn't fully succeed on any of its levels. But Doris Yeung's subtle and intelligent debut feature contains enough interesting elements to mark the filmmaker as someone to watch.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

September 28, 2012
David Noh
Film Journal International

Besides its requisite thrills, the Asian-American experience has rarely been better captured than in this taut, sensitively drawn murder mystery.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 18, 2011
Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio

Francoise Yip is stunning and steel-willed as a take charge, not taking no for an answer, tough-talking sleuth. While subverting any vestiges of the meek China Doll mystique, in this too true for comfort crime thriller.

Full Review Source: WBAI Radio

March 14, 2011
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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Yeung tries to mix a whodunit with a story of explosive family dynamics, but the effort succumbs to a weak script and a one-note lead performance.

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

August 25, 2011
Mike Hale
New York Times
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Plays like an artsy short stretched to 93 minutes.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 18, 2011
Michelle Orange
Village Voice
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Despite its ambitious combination of murder mystery and cautionary immigration tale, Motherland doesn't quite hold together, lacking both the fuel to reach a rolling, procedural boil and the intimacy to simmer with emotion.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 15, 2011
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