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Your Mommy Kills Animals Reviews

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

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.

Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

August 14, 2007
Chad Greene
Boxoffice Magazine

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

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

August 30, 2007
Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
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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.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 3, 2007
Nick Schager
Cinematical

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.

Full Review Source: Cinematical

July 26, 2007
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze

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.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Original Score: 4/4

July 22, 2007
Brian Orndorf
eFilmCritic.com

With a subject that holds as much venom as this one does, Mommy remains amazingly poised.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: B+

June 8, 2007
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

David Martosko, of the Center for Consumer Freedom, carries the film's obscured theme that "morality" is a religious-based ploy used by all sides of the animal abuse debate that lead the FBI to rank animal-rights activists as the No.1 terrorist threat in

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: B-

June 10, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Powerful, angry and bizarre documentary.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

September 6, 2007
David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com

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

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: 4/5

November 17, 2007
Staci Layne Wilson
Buzzine Magazine

Your Mommy Kills Animals will more than likely still draw you in with its unbiased approach -- and, no matter where you stand on the issue of animals, you will definitely learn a lot about people.

April 3, 2007
Jim Hemphill
Reel.com

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.

| Original Score: 4/4

July 20, 2007
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This film shines a clear light on the dark controversy surrounding our treatment of animals.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

May 26, 2007
John Anderson
Variety
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A miraculously evenhanded treatment of a snarlingly divisive debate.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 25, 2007
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The result, admittedly, is a bit of a din. But it's certainly interesting.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

July 20, 2007

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

Full Review Source: JWR | Original Score: 4/5

July 3, 2007
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Slant Magazine

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

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

July 15, 2007
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

covering a wide canvas of animal welfare and rights issues that rightfully will provoke meaningful discussion

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: B

May 28, 2007
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a flawed yet remarkably even-handed look at an extraordinarily contentious issue.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

June 12, 2007
Peter Martin
Cinematical

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.

Full Review Source: Cinematical

November 19, 2007
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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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.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 3, 2007
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