Mammoth (Mammut) Reviews

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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
November 11, 2010
This is the Mike Leigh paradis terrestre, as good as it gets.
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
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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
Mammoth manages to be as affecting as it is heartfelt.
November 20, 2009
Any semblance of subtlety was unfortunately lost in translation.
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.
November 20, 2009
The movie is at once intimate and (in its softhearted way) preachy.
November 19, 2009
The movie lacks the personal touch that's distinguished even Moodysson's "difficult" films.
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