Opening

63% The Maze Runner Sep 19
66% A Walk Among the Tombstones Sep 19
44% This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19
82% Tracks Sep 19
93% The Guest Sep 17

Top Box Office

11% No Good Deed $24.3M
70% Dolphin Tale 2 $15.9M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $8.1M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $4.9M
20% Let's Be Cops $4.4M
88% The Drop $4.1M
37% If I Stay $3.9M
35% The November Man $2.8M
35% The Giver $2.6M
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4M

Coming Soon

70% The Equalizer Sep 26
71% The Boxtrolls Sep 26
86% The Two Faces of January Sep 26
—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
91% Jimi: All Is by My Side Sep 26

New Episodes Tonight

91% Doctor Who: Season 8
—— Hell on Wheels: Season 4
40% Intruders: Season 1
90% Outlander: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

82% Girl Meets World: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
53% Z Nation: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

87% Boardwalk Empire: Season 5
86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
90% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
79% You're the Worst: Season 1

Hi, Mom! Reviews

Page 1 of 5
Anthony L

Super Reviewer

September 26, 2013
A great document of its time, Hi, Mom! is a welcome follow up to Greetings. Greetings was experimental and touched on radical new ways of thinking but it wasn't perfect. Brian DePalma decided to extend and polish the experiment somewhat with Hi, Mom! and I for one am glad he did. Going with voyeurism and self-realisation as themes, DePalma and co produce some classic American cinema as well as interesting historical document. The 'Do you know what it is like to be Black' scenes are amazing. Radical but also funny as intended. A must for film buffs!
AJ V

Super Reviewer

September 5, 2010
This movie is more of a documentary about radical New York film and theatre groups in 1970. It's really uneven and all over the place, and the end doesn't make any sense. Overall, it's interesting, but not a good movie.
Lady D

Super Reviewer

June 4, 2007
My guess is it's a 'you'll get it or you won't' kind of movie. Personally I found it a pleasantly surprising quirky film and the title of course reveals itself toward the end.

Some quite controversial issues rise and as regards to storytelling, this is not such a straight forward film in the usual sense, in fact in many ways it's quite arty.
Conner R

Super Reviewer

March 30, 2010
Continuing the hilarious scenario fro Greetings, this is an even better film with a lot more direction and better acting. Robert De Niro continues to dominate the screen as Jon Rubin, the suave peeping tom/porn film-maker. His sense of humor and deranged sincerity is like no other actor. He tries to go professional after coming back from Vietnam, where he found himself at the end of the previous film. This has an extreme sense cultural relevance of the late 60s-early 70s, dealing with the hippie culture, the end of the civil rights movement, etc. Itā??s just so full of life that you canā??t help but admire Brian De Palma for shooting reality. While some might say itā??s a black comedy, I feel that itā??s just as much an accurate reflection of New York at the time.
Pierluigi P

Super Reviewer

October 21, 2007
Before turning into a suspense auteur, Brian DePalma directed this subversive little film, heavily inspired by the vanguardist french nouvelle vague. A sequel of "greetings" in which he let DeNiro run the show with amazingly funny results.
Stephen M

Super Reviewer

January 28, 2008
"Greetings" was good but the sequel "Hi, Mom!" is astonishing, easily the best of Brian De Palma's early comedies and still one of the greatest films he has made. It's overflowing with terrific ideas and is brilliantly shot and edited, retaining a vitality and an awesome power in spite of its often dated subject-matter. Robert De Niro reprises his role of Jon Rubin, a voyeuristic Vietnam vet who sets out to make a porno movie by surreptitiously filming the residents of a neighbouring apartment block, then joins an experimental theatre group and, finally, becomes an urban terrorist. The first part of the movie, with Allen Garfield reprising his role of a smut peddler from "Greetings", is hilarious, and one is completely unprepared for the shattering shift in tone which follows with the "Be Black, Baby" segment, in which a group of whites in blackface are terrorized by blacks in whiteface to help them understand the 'black experience' of living in America. This harrowing sequence alone would make "Hi, Mom!" a five-star film; everything else is just a bonus.
Adam M

Super Reviewer

June 1, 2007
DePalma never came closer to Godard, and DeNiro has never been funnier
Harlequin68
Harlequin68

Super Reviewer

January 17, 2013
"Hi, Mom!" starts with a building superintendent(Charles Durning) bending over backwards, literally not figuratively, to rent a lovely slum apartment to Jon Rubin(Robert De Niro) who accepts it in order to film the occupants of the apartment building across the way. Instead of going straight to the Museum of Modern Art with his footage, he goes to the first smut peddler(Allen Garfield) he comes across who seeing the pornographic possibilities decides to bankroll him despite the dubious legality, ethics and morality of the enterprise. While filming, Jon takes special notice of Judy Bishop(Jennifer Salt), always lonely, and decides to seduce her.

Like most of Brian De Palma's more recent films, "Hi, Mom!" wears the influence of other films on its sleeve, in this case the French New Wave(as do other films in the current 'New Yawk, New Wave' festival currently showing at the Film Forum, as other people have pointed out). But at least here, he takes the jump cuts and puts them to alternately hilarious and disturbing uses while telling an original story to deftly show how technology separates us, not brings us together, made still relevant today by the advent of the infernal cell phone while giving glimpses of a bygone New York City. For a while, this may feel like little more than elaborately devised skits but it all comes together toward the end in an increasingly provocative narrative.
engrymfilm
May 9, 2010
DePalma's early/underrated stuff is as much fun to explore as Scorsese's. From the man whop in fact introduced DeNiro to Scorsese there's almost hints of Travis Bickle in John Rubin even though they might be polar opposites. This is definitely French New Wave just on American shores.
April 4, 2008
Why can't De Palma keep making movies like this, It's not perfect but it is alot more ambitious than the last few films he's put out. It's counter cuture satire that still holds up today. Whats incredibe is that you would think De Niro would just be ok with this being one of first lead roles, but he's spot on and looks like a performance he could have given yesterday. The best thing about the film is how it changes mood so easily, going from funny to genuinely frightening. it is a little long in places but at only 90 mins it's not that big a deal.
October 28, 2007
it's not good, but that sequence in the middle with the play sticks with you, and De Niro is fantastic.
June 1, 2007
I'm a big supporter of avante-garde filmmaking. This is just off the charters. The pseudo-porn DeNiro tries to make. The gentrification guerilla torture - too long and bizarre. Maybe this would have been less weird if I was high.
HoneyBronze
March 16, 2007
This movie is crazy. The first time that I have seen this movie was on retroplex and the story about politics along with the sexual revolution of the 60's in a funny, low-budget, undeminded movie. Be Black baby, Be Black
flynnparadox
October 3, 2006
Weird, funny send up of the end of the flower-child generation and the beginning of the "me" generation. De Palma shows that he can handle satire if only given the chance.
mgovenettio
March 25, 2006
Saw it once a few years back, and remember it as kind of an interesting mess of a film. Need to see it again sometime.
November 3, 2012
Really smart and really funny and largely improvised. A must see film. Proof that De Niro was really great it improve comedy and it's really kind of shocking to see a slender Charles Durning. It's even more shocking to see De Palma put his camera in one place and let the actors do the heavy lifting, and they do it damn well.
July 20, 2013
Brian De Palma's Hi Mom! Is acted, directed, written, and edited on a grand scale. Part 3 of the back theater is extremely intense and holds up well. Love that ending!
Harlequin68
Harlequin68

Super Reviewer

January 17, 2013
"Hi, Mom!" starts with a building superintendent(Charles Durning) bending over backwards, literally not figuratively, to rent a lovely slum apartment to Jon Rubin(Robert De Niro) who accepts it in order to film the occupants of the apartment building across the way. Instead of going straight to the Museum of Modern Art with his footage, he goes to the first smut peddler(Allen Garfield) he comes across who seeing the pornographic possibilities decides to bankroll him despite the dubious legality, ethics and morality of the enterprise. While filming, Jon takes special notice of Judy Bishop(Jennifer Salt), always lonely, and decides to seduce her.

Like most of Brian De Palma's more recent films, "Hi, Mom!" wears the influence of other films on its sleeve, in this case the French New Wave(as do other films in the current 'New Yawk, New Wave' festival currently showing at the Film Forum, as other people have pointed out). But at least here, he takes the jump cuts and puts them to alternately hilarious and disturbing uses while telling an original story to deftly show how technology separates us, not brings us together, made still relevant today by the advent of the infernal cell phone while giving glimpses of a bygone New York City. For a while, this may feel like little more than elaborately devised skits but it all comes together toward the end in an increasingly provocative narrative.
March 14, 2012
Not only it's De Niro's beginnings in the cinema but also one of De Palma's initial feature movies. Pawky social satire that due to my adoration of De Palma I really enjoyed.
Page 1 of 5
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile