• Unrated, 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Benedek Fliegauf
    In Theaters:
    Mar 30, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Mar 26, 2013
  • Olive Films
  • Womb
    2 minutes 42 seconds
    Added: Mar 23, 2012


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Womb Reviews

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Allan Hunter
The List

Péter Szatmári's atmospheric photography of brooding, steely blue skies, bleak deserted beaches and soggy autumn woods is one of the chief virtues in this misbegotten enterprise.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 2/5

May 4, 2012
Jason Best
Movie Talk

Clone looks good and may get under your skin - if you can put up with the story's glacial pace, which is so creepingly slow that it's no wonder that the token of the pair's childhood love is a snail.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

May 4, 2012
Henry Barnes

Shonky science, flat fiction - this should never have left the lab.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

May 3, 2012
Emma Spedding
Little White Lies

The only thing which would make this film more awkward is watching it with your parents.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 1/5

May 3, 2012
David Jenkins
Time Out
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Despite a fascinating concept, a gorgeous look and a silky score, 'Clone' is difficult to warm to.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

April 25, 2012
Chris Cabin

One of the more effectively eerie chamber dramas to come around so far this year, perhaps because its chosen "chamber" exists on an otherworldly plane.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 30, 2012
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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If the 20-odd seconds of blank screen squatting pointlessly amid the opening credits aren't enough warning that you're in for some seriously sluggish storytelling, then the adoption of a snail as one of the central motifs should drive the point home.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

March 30, 2012
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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You are unlikely to see a movie about incest made as sensitively and tastefully as "Womb.''

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

March 30, 2012
Mark Jenkins
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The eeriness is underscored by the subtly intricate sound design, and by Green's subtle performance. She deftly balances her desire for the lost Tommy with the maternal responsibility to shield her son.

Full Review Source: NPR

March 29, 2012
Noel Murray
AV Club
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It's a fascinating film to think about, but far too cool to touch.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C+

March 29, 2012
Calum Marsh
Slant Magazine

Too abstract to suggest a coherent moral lesson, but too remote to foster a satisfying emotional connection, Womb feels barren, an attempt to do too much that ultimately does very little.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

March 28, 2012
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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Green was meant for quick-witted comedy. Unfortunately, she's becoming a mainstay of painfully sincere slogs...

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

March 27, 2012
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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The glacial pace is only quickened for seconds at a time with evocative ideas.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 27, 2012
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

The film has a visual timelessness that adds to the other worldly mood

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

July 23, 2011
Mayer Nissim
Digital Spy

What lets Womb down is its slow-to-the-point-of-complete-tedium pacing (especially in the first half), and finicky way it's stuck together.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 2/5

July 14, 2011
Shaun Munro
What Culture

Benedek Fliegauf's haunting, well-shot film is a riveting sci-fi drama with an engrossing central performance and a thoughtful, surprisingly tasteful engagement with the concept of lost love and the lengths people will go to regain it.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 10, 2011
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Beneath its sensationalistic hook, Womb is solid pop anthropology.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 5, 2010
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

An almost absurdly slow-paced drama...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

October 1, 2010
Boyd van Hoeij
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Though Green doesn't seem to age over the course of the film (lucky genes?), she does imbue Rebecca with the necessary gravitas.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 26, 2010
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: C

April 14, 2012
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