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Mammoth (Mammut) Reviews

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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
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
November 4, 2010
Mammoth is a masterclass in feel-bad cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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
Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever
November 20, 2009
Takes a bit too long to get going and perhaps bites off more thematically than it can chew, but it has too many intriguing ideas and spectacular performances to be dismissed.
Geoff Berkshire
November 20, 2009
Less obsessed with coincidence and more interested in the ways people from various cultures connect, or don't quite connect, in everyday situations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
November 20, 2009
Mammoth manages to be as affecting as it is heartfelt.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
November 20, 2009
The movie is at once intimate and (in its softhearted way) preachy.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 20, 2009
There are so many reasons to be outraged and depressed by this film, indeed, that it all but distracts from the real and immediate qualities of the four fine actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
November 19, 2009
Focuses on the strong and universal desire of both the rich and the poor for a loving connection with their children and the obstacles which can hinder that intimacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
November 19, 2009
a remarkably subtle exploration of family in a time of capitalism
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 18, 2009
Moodysson actually really loves his characters and wants them to be happy, rather than putting stock characters though a series of heavily predictable trials and tribulations on the way to a forced happy ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jeremy Heilman
July 24, 2009
It's an easy movie to snipe at, but its quest for authenticity, even in its most affluent characters, is honorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 64/100
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
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