Motherland - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Motherland Reviews

Page 1 of 1
Top Critic
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
September 28, 2012
Motherland doesn't fully succeed on any of its levels. But Doris Yeung's subtle and intelligent debut feature contains enough interesting elements to mark the filmmaker as someone to watch.
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 18, 2011
Besides its requisite thrills, the Asian-American experience has rarely been better captured than in this taut, sensitively drawn murder mystery.
Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio
March 14, 2011
Francoise Yip is stunning and steel-willed as a take charge, not taking no for an answer, tough-talking sleuth. While subverting any vestiges of the meek China Doll mystique, in this too true for comfort crime thriller.
Top Critic
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
August 25, 2011
Yeung tries to mix a whodunit with a story of explosive family dynamics, but the effort succumbs to a weak script and a one-note lead performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Mike Hale
New York Times
March 18, 2011
Plays like an artsy short stretched to 93 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Michelle Orange
Village Voice
March 15, 2011
Despite its ambitious combination of murder mystery and cautionary immigration tale, Motherland doesn't quite hold together, lacking both the fuel to reach a rolling, procedural boil and the intimacy to simmer with emotion.
Page 1 of 1