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Your Mommy Kills Animals (2007)

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91

Average Rating: 7.6/10
Reviews Counted: 33
Fresh: 30 | Rotten: 3

A thoroughly fascinating, well-presented examination of the animal rights debate that is both provocative and thought-provoking.

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Average Rating: 7.4/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 1

A thoroughly fascinating, well-presented examination of the animal rights debate that is both provocative and thought-provoking.

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Average Rating: 3.4/5
User Ratings: 2,263

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At a time in history when the FBI has deemed animal-rights activists the number-one domestic terrorist threat to the U.S., filmmaker Curt Johnson sets out to explore exactly how an organization such as PETA can possibly take precedence over the threat posed by Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida in a documentary film that aims to tell the truth about the people who defend the creatures that cannot speak for themselves. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Documentary, Special Interest

Nov 13, 2007

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All Critics (33) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (30) | Rotten (3) | DVD (1)

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.

October 3, 2007
Los Angeles Times
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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.

September 27, 2007 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
L.A. Weekly
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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.

August 3, 2007 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Comments (2)
Globe and Mail
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The result, admittedly, is a bit of a din. But it's certainly interesting.

July 20, 2007 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
Newark Star-Ledger
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A miraculously evenhanded treatment of a snarlingly divisive debate.

April 25, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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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.

November 19, 2007 Full Review Source: Cinematical
Cinematical

Johnson's not pushing buttons just for the sake of attention-getting, he's revealing just how hopelessly complicated the issue has grown.

November 17, 2007 Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com
DVDTalk.com

Worth seeing by anyone who cares about animals.

October 12, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Powerful, angry and bizarre documentary.

September 6, 2007 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

It isn't only organization that the mildly anarchic Your Mommy Kills Animals sorely lacks, it's also a sufficient number of sources.

August 30, 2007 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Hard to beat that title, ain't it?

August 15, 2007 Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY
eye WEEKLY

Can't commit to an overview of the movement by looking at three groups or stick with the trial of the "SHAC 7." So an intriguing but too short tour of animal-rights issues is interrupted by a flatly chronicled court case.

August 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

It's impossible to watch without having your point of view challenged - no matter which side of the issue you're on.

August 6, 2007 Full Review Source: National Post
National Post

Your Mommy Kills Animals is an eye-opener, raising tough questions about whether the movement deserves such intense scrutiny and punishment by the government.

August 6, 2007 Full Review Source: National Post
National Post

Interesting and sometimes dizzyingly freewheeling.

August 3, 2007 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

Those on both sides of the animal rights issue will find much to fume over in ... Curt Johnson's in-depth, eye-opening examination of the movement.

July 26, 2007 Full Review Source: Cinematical
Cinematical

Couldn't have arrived at a more timely moment, given the recent arrest of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick on federal charges for hanging, drowning, electrocuting and beating dogs to death.

July 22, 2007 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze
NewsBlaze

It's the best kind of documentary, in that if you're a thinking person it is nearly impossible to watch the movie without having your point of view challenged and questioned.

July 20, 2007
Reel.com

the most accessible, thorough chronicle of animal rights ever put to film.

July 19, 2007 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

What feels like a lack of propaganda makes the film all the more cogent, intelligent, and powerful.

July 15, 2007 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Curt Johnson's first feature bodes well for his future as a filmmaker.

July 3, 2007 Full Review Source: JWR

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.
September 4, 2010
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