Mammoth (Mammut) Reviews

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November 6, 2018
A film neither willfully difficult nor easily accessible, conjuring an illusion of vapidness that may be rather too convincing for some audiences.
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.
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.
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
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.
November 11, 2010
This is the Mike Leigh paradis terrestre, as good as it gets.
November 8, 2010
Mammoth looks sleek and is well-acted but the preachy tone is hard to bear.
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.
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).
November 5, 2010
November 4, 2010
Mammoth is a masterclass in feel-bad cinema.
November 4, 2010
[A] fatuous, self-serving and fantastically dishonest exercise in pseudo-compassion, composed in the supercilious "globalised" style of Alejandro Gonzlez Iarritu's 2006 film Babel.
November 4, 2010
As woolly and elephantine as its title.
November 4, 2010
Mammoth is well-meaning, but ultimately contrived and melodramatic.
November 4, 2010
Lukas Moodysson's approach to filmmaking was becoming increasingly experimental, so it is a surprise to see how conventional Mammoth is.
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.
November 4, 2010
Moodysson braids these threads with contrived symmetries. The preaching soon grows wearisome.
November 3, 2010
A return to form by Moodysson although the bigger Irritu-like stuff -- globalisation, poverty, fraying family relationships -- are all a bit too neat to really engage.
November 3, 2010
An interesting idea, but Mammoth's good intentions -- like its characters' -- are lost somewhere in the delivery.
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