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 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
[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
Moodysson braids these threads with contrived symmetries. The preaching soon grows wearisome.
November 3, 2010
An interesting idea, but Mammoth's good intentions -- like its characters' -- are lost somewhere in the delivery.
November 20, 2009
Features various storylines centered on the same weighty themes, which mean to say so much about the human condition and modernity that they end up saying perilously little.
November 20, 2009
The overlapping stories, the emotional disconnect, the heavy-handed symbolism -- no, it's not a movie from the makers of Babel, its a mumbling, stammering copycat drama from Swedish director Lukas Moodysson.
November 20, 2009
In Mammoth, when a rich child eats her lunch in New York, a poor boy in the Philippines cries. And so it goes, as privilege begets exploitation with grimly deterministic logic and pages and pages of bad dialogue.
November 20, 2009
Any semblance of subtlety was unfortunately lost in translation.
November 19, 2009
The movie lacks the personal touch that's distinguished even Moodysson's "difficult" films.
November 17, 2009
English, Tagalog, and Thai are spoken in Swedish writer-director Lukas Moodysson's Mammoth, but he communicates only in the idiom of Crash and Babel: the Esperanto of feel-bad humanism.
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