Your Mommy Kills Animals (2007)
Critic Consensus: A thoroughly fascinating, well-presented examination of the animal rights debate that is both provocative and thought-provoking.
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Perhaps the greatest service Johnson does is to turn the event that spurred him to make the film -- the FBI labeling animal rights activists the top domestic terrorist threat -- into a crucial dialogue.
That one can't quite decide if these charming men are heroes or villains is a mark of Johnson's calm, even approach to an issue seemingly fueled by emotions run amok.
It lets you off dizzy and confused, whereas the best documentaries leave you feeling that you've come to a settled perspective on a subject.
The result, admittedly, is a bit of a din. But it's certainly interesting.
Your Mommy Kills Animals lays things out with historical perspective, tracing the roots of both the animal welfare movement and animals rights activism to England.
Audience Reviews for Your Mommy Kills Animals
The inside scoop on the animal rights movement and those out to stop them. Be amazed at who ends up with egg on their face. A good effort at being non judgmental with the facts laid out for the viewer to decide.
An interesting, informative, but unfortunately overlong documentary about animal rights activists and the various tactics they use. The director wisely decides not to take a stance himself, but, rather, allows for all sides to speak. This approach educates the audience without being ponderous, and it also allows the viewer to come to his or her own opinion. It also means that the film drags and becomes redundant at points. Nevertheless, I strongly recommend this film to anyone interested in the subject.
A thought-provoking look at the varying perspectives on animal rights, animal cruelty, and its associated organizations. The documentary is biased, but provides enough insight into the contradictions of major organizations like PETA, HSUS, and violations of the first amendment to make it worth checking out.
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