Don't Call Me Son (Mãe Só Há Uma) Reviews

December 8, 2016
November 18, 2016
Imagine the shock, imagine the adjustment, imagine not wanting to adjust. "Don't Call Me Son" imagines all that and more while calling into question the nature of bonding, blood and close ties.
November 9, 2016
It revs up, makes its spirited mess of issues, maintains its complicated humanity, then ends. That may not make it everybody's cup of tea, but hey, Muylaert seems to be saying, what movie or person is?
November 3, 2016
A hazy drift through vast subjects - the fluidity of adolescence and the fragility of family - Anna Muylaert's Don't Call Me Son works best when it goes small.
November 2, 2016
Indicates a filmmaker of remarkable range, subtlety and intelligence -- a Brazilian talent who's deservedly gaining a place on the world stage.
November 1, 2016
The narrowness of its perspective and its relatively brief 82-minute length disappoint. Yet "Don't Call Me Son" still manages to be a fascinating, sympathetic portrait of a lost boy abruptly thrown to the wolves.
November 1, 2016
A poignant and energetic Brazilian drama that turns a potentially bleak subject into a warmhearted study of genetics, gender and the true meaning of home.