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Mammoth (Mammut) Reviews

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Roe McDermott
Hot Press
March 11, 2016
The film's depiction of capitalism's erosion of the family unit is so heavy-handed that any emotional or affecting moments are undermined by the transparency of Moodysson's intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Laura Kern
Film Comment Magazine
September 24, 2014
The real trouble with Mammoth is that [Lukas] Moodysson, more practiced in subtlety than he's given credit for, exhibits none here.
January 10, 2011
Having spent a decade purposefully alienating audiences, Swedish writer/director Lukas Moodysson claws his way back into the mainstream with this condescending, glossy slice of We Are The World-style film-making.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Sexton
London Evening Standard
November 11, 2010
This is the Mike Leigh paradis terrestre, as good as it gets.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
November 8, 2010
Mammoth looks sleek and is well-acted but the preachy tone is hard to bear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
November 6, 2010
[A] Babel-ish drama about the malaises wrought by globalisation, how we're closer than ever, and yet, if I'm not mistaken, farther apart. Unfortunately, you've seen it already.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
November 5, 2010
There's nothing intrinsically wrong with message movies like this provided the characters feel real (they don't) and it's handled with a light touch (it isn't).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
November 4, 2010
Mammoth is a masterclass in feel-bad cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
November 4, 2010
[A] fatuous, self-serving and fantastically dishonest exercise in pseudo-compassion, composed in the supercilious "globalised" style of Alejandro González Iñarritu's 2006 film Babel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
November 4, 2010
As woolly and elephantine as its title.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Parkinson
Radio Times
November 4, 2010
Mammoth is well-meaning, but ultimately contrived and melodramatic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Becky Bartlett
The Skinny
November 4, 2010
Lukas Moodysson's approach to filmmaking was becoming increasingly experimental, so it is a surprise to see how conventional Mammoth is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
November 4, 2010
This is an impressively directed, superbly acted and emotionally engaging drama, though the script is occasionally a little heavy-handed and the whole thing is nearly scuppered by a jaw-droppingly crass final line.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Kemp
Total Film
November 4, 2010
Moodysson braids these threads with contrived symmetries. The preaching soon grows wearisome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
November 3, 2010
A return to form by Moodysson although the bigger Iñárritu-like stuff -- globalisation, poverty, fraying family relationships -- are all a bit too neat to really engage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
November 3, 2010
An interesting idea, but Mammoth's good intentions -- like its characters' -- are lost somewhere in the delivery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
November 3, 2010
An inexorable dread holds the attention (if you've seen Moodysson's disturbing Lily-4-Ever you'll know what to expect) and as tragedy moves ever closer it's difficult too look away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
November 24, 2009
Mammoth features sensational moments of reaction and deliberation communicated by a gifted cast, building a few symbolic global bridges, more appreciable for their design than their destination.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
November 23, 2009
Too many films exploit the perils faced by children when the social contract is ruptured, but Mammoth earns its cruel, sensationalistic turns and then some.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 21, 2009
The message of the movie seems to be that Americans can solve guilt by paying the right person.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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