Mother's Day Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 7, 2013
A rather underwhelming remake...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 28, 2012
Mother's Day is just as forgettable as whatever day Mother's Day actually is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline
August 22, 2012
Gets too distracted by the by-the-numbers story to go explore any of the ideas it actually raises.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 6, 2012
As written by Scott Milam, the characters are a bunch of half-wits.
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
May 11, 2012
Reactions will be split down the middle, depending on the viewer's endurance for tough material, but no one can say the filmmaker didn't achieve what he set out to.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
May 4, 2012
A home-invasion film like Mother's Day is elongated coitus interruptus.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 3, 2012
Stuffed with secrets and characters who can't wait to betray one another, the film offers no one to root for except Mother, whose perverted family values at least remain consistent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
May 3, 2012
The ready crackle of [De Mornay's] studiously demonic performance brings welcome distraction from this otherwise crude litany of torture and wretched death.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
May 3, 2012
A sloppy, ugly, illogical story mixed with graphic torture, attempted rape and grisly violence. Mother's Day is a film only a mother could love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
May 2, 2012
Notable for a chilling lead performance from Rebecca De Mornay and not much else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
May 1, 2012
Mother's Day is distinguished, at least, by De Mornay's porcelain-smile lampoon of castigating matriarchy.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 29, 2011
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
August 5, 2011
The production overstuffs the script, making one wish not for the hostages to gradually squirm their way to freedom, but for Mother to hurry up and just kill everyone.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
July 12, 2011
By the film's climax, it's laid waste to the majority of its cast, which will repulse some viewers, but stand as something of an attraction to others.
Full Review | Original Score: 53/100
June 13, 2011
Rebecca De Mornay proves she's still got the superior chill factor to scare the living daylights out of you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 13, 2011
Better than it has any right to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
June 12, 2011
There are moments of tension but it's too long, no one to like and the ending is pointlessly grim.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Guardian
June 12, 2011
It is sad to see De Mornay in something so - how should one put it? - cheesy.
Top Critic
Charles Gant
Variety
June 11, 2011
Undistinguished apart from Rebecca De Mornay's performance as an unhinged mama.
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
June 10, 2011
An often mind-numbing exploration of what it takes to be violent towards your fellow human beings.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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