• R, 1 hr. 48 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Darren Lynn Bousman
    In Theaters:
    May 4, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    May 8, 2012
  • Anchor Bay Entertainment


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Mother's Day Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A rather underwhelming remake...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 7, 2013
Ali Gray

Mother's Day is just as forgettable as whatever day Mother's Day actually is.

Full Review Source: TheShiznit.co.uk | Original Score: 1/5

September 28, 2012
William Bibbiani

Gets too distracted by the by-the-numbers story to go explore any of the ideas it actually raises.

Full Review Source: CraveOnline | Original Score: 5/10

August 22, 2012
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

As written by Scott Milam, the characters are a bunch of half-wits.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

July 6, 2012
Dustin Putman

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 Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 11, 2012
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

A home-invasion film like Mother's Day is elongated coitus interruptus.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 0/4

May 4, 2012
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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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 Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 3, 2012
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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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 Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 3, 2012
R. L. Shaffer

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 Source: IGN DVD | Original Score: 3/10

May 3, 2012
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Notable for a chilling lead performance from Rebecca De Mornay and not much else.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 2/4

May 2, 2012
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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Mother's Day is distinguished, at least, by De Mornay's porcelain-smile lampoon of castigating matriarchy.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 1, 2012
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

full review at Movies for the Masses

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 29, 2011
Brian Orndorf

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 Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: C

August 5, 2011
Jeremy Heilman

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 Source: MovieMartyr.com | Original Score: 53/100

July 12, 2011

Rebecca De Mornay proves she's still got the superior chill factor to scare the living daylights out of you.

Full Review Source: Real.com | Original Score: 3/5

June 13, 2011

Better than it has any right to be.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 3/5

June 13, 2011
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

There are moments of tension but it's too long, no one to like and the ending is pointlessly grim.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 2/5

June 12, 2011
Philip French

It is sad to see De Mornay in something so - how should one put it? - cheesy.

Full Review Source: Guardian

June 12, 2011
Charles Gant
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Undistinguished apart from Rebecca De Mornay's performance as an unhinged mama.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 11, 2011
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

An often mind-numbing exploration of what it takes to be violent towards your fellow human beings.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 1/5

June 10, 2011
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