Mother Reviews

December 7, 2018
In its deceptively modest way, this edgily sweet comedy gets closer to the bone of mother-son relationships than many a more solemn opus.
January 17, 2018
Brooks has created his best work so far. His oddball comedy has sometimes missed the target, but with Mother he has chosen an ancient theme and given it a smart, modern spin.
September 26, 2012
For the most part its droll humor rubbed me the right way despite its pat facile conclusion and all the product placements.
September 7, 2011
December 27, 2006
For people who believe that a grown-up son can never go home again, Brook's serio comedy, one of the few Hollywood pictures dealing with mother-son relationship in a poignant way, came as a surprise; Debbie Reynolds in a comeback turn is great.
September 28, 2005
July 1, 2005
April 17, 2005
Off-putting and uncomfortable ... but still pretty funny.
January 7, 2005
The clash of personalities that ensues produces some truly hilarious moments.
August 29, 2004
August 26, 2004
Good, not great Brooks, but Reynolds is a riot
October 3, 2003
September 5, 2003
July 16, 2003
Brooks has always been a second-rate Woody Allen to me. This is a second-rate Brooks' film.
July 15, 2003
June 3, 2003
Another low-key classic from Brooks
February 7, 2003
Abrasive but funny.
January 17, 2003
December 25, 2002
Not one of Brooks' best, but still enjoyable and watchable.
August 21, 2002
Cuts to the quick with its illuminating insights into why parents and their adult children sometimes have trouble accepting each other as real people.