I Am Mother

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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.


Clara Rugaard
as Daughter
Rose Byrne
as Mother (voice)

Critic Reviews for I Am Mother

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (4)

  • Clearly, I Am Mother is thematically rich. It's just not dramatically rich.

    Feb 5, 2019 | Full Review…
  • "I Am Mother" is exactly what it seems: a good-looking allegory that postures like it's wrestling with more ideas than it actually is.

    Feb 1, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

    Amy Nicholson

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  • While "I Am Mother" does show its cards a touch too early, it never ceases to be intriguing and tense.

    Jan 27, 2019 | Full Review…
  • An uncommonly ambitious feature debut with impressive design work, sharp visual effects, a fabulous A.I. creation and a compelling lead performance from talented Danish newcomer Clara Rugaard.

    Jan 26, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Taut, stylish and well-acted, I Am Mother is one bad mama.

    Apr 16, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Overall the movie forces some very intriguing questions and lively discussions. The first two acts are satisfying and engaging. The third act, not so much.

    Feb 21, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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