• 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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William Bibbiani
CraveOnline

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
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
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post

The brutality is hard to stomach, the characters are paper thin and unlikeable and the camerawork is often annoyingly shaky.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 2/5

June 9, 2011
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk

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
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
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
Charles Gant
Variety
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Undistinguished apart from Rebecca De Mornay's performance as an unhinged mama.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 11, 2011
Todd Gilchrist
CraveOnline

A colossal misfire that offers nothing to viewers but unimaginative, distasteful brutality.

Full Review Source: CraveOnline

September 27, 2010
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

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
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
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
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies

It's depressing to think that anyone might actually enjoy this heartless, soulless and witlessly exploitative trash.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 1/5

June 8, 2011
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
Matt Glasby
Little White Lies

Mommie dreariest.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

June 9, 2011
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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Excruciatingly misguided.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 1/5

June 8, 2011
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A rather underwhelming remake...

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

April 7, 2013
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD

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
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
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

It's sheer nastiness that lets the film leapfrog genres from home-invasion hostage drama to hysterical schlock.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 1/5

June 9, 2011
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