I Am Mother

2019

I Am Mother

Critics Consensus

Suspenseful, well-acted, and intelligent, I Am Mother is an ambitious sci-fi story that largely achieves its impressive aims.

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Movie Info

I AM MOTHER is a sci-fi thriller about a teenage girl (Clara Rugaard), who is the first of a new generation of humans to be raised by Mother (Rose Byrne), a robot designed to repopulate the earth after the extinction of humankind. But the pair's unique relationship is threatened when an injured stranger (Hilary Swank) arrives with news that calls into question everything Daughter has been told about the outside world and her Mother's intentions.

Cast

Clara Rugaard
as Daughter
Rose Byrne
as Mother (voice)

Critic Reviews for I Am Mother

All Critics (70) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (63) | Rotten (7)

  • This is where I Am Mother distinguishes itself - bypassing doomsday to what happens in the aftermath, and how we come back.

    January 8, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Anchored by a fantastically assured Clara Rugaard, I Am Mother is a speculative springboard for rich discussions about prosthetic nurturing and the moral cost of engineering the greater good.

    December 11, 2019 | Full Review…

    Mel Campbell

    ScreenHub
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  • I Am Mother has a simple narrative but one that is executed with skill and flair. The cinematography, lighting, sound work and acting all come together to deliver a satisfying movie.

    August 17, 2019 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…
  • A movie that's apparently all about motherhood and female connection (and maybe a little about abortion?) was completely written, directed, and executive-produced by men.

    July 29, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A pretty good start that feels rushed at the end and ultimately damages a promising movie. [Full review in Spanish].

    July 2, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • I Am Mother exudes visual sophistication-specifically with its production design, which is intriguing and well suited.

    June 27, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for I Am Mother

  • Aug 25, 2019
    Bottle-episode sci-fi films have treated me pretty well in the past. I Am Mother is not the greatest example of such a thing, but it is a fair one. Props in particular when it comes to the titular Mother, who absolutely feels realistic in this.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 04, 2019
    I Am Mother is an interesting spin on the sci fi genre and one that develops a carefully plotted character device. The central concept allows this story to twist and turn into something different and some of those closing moments will have you rethinking what you have already seen. Intelligent film and one film that deserved more cinema attention, not the Netflix relegated viewing. Great film and further evidence not all Netflix film's are mid budget mediocre affairs. I saw this June 7 but was unable to review until now. 07/06/2019
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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