I Remember Mama Reviews

March 2, 2018
Above everything else, the picture has obviously been made with the lively affection and pleasure which are the life blood of good popular art.
February 18, 2012
August 1, 2011
This chronicle of one immigrants clan in San Francisco circa 1900 is sentimental and nostalgic, but it's precisely directed by George Stevens and emotionally effective.
November 13, 2007
A delicate charmer, sometimes precious, but nonetheless fine.
June 24, 2006
A charmer, nevertheless, directed and acted with real delicacy.
March 7, 2005
It's a quietly effective work, thanks to its strong sense of time and place.
December 31, 2004
the characters are portrayed warmly and with unusual realism
December 4, 2004
...a sweet, tender, sentimental tale, richly alive with old-fashioned humor and charm.
November 23, 2004
November 5, 2003
It inspired a classic TV show.
October 3, 2003
May 24, 2003
It's not just the turn-of-the-century setting that gives this warm-hearted film an old-fashioned feel, rather it's the values it celebrates.
May 20, 2003
Producer-Director George Stevens has transferred the John van Druten play, via a free-wheeling script by DeWitt Bodeen, in all its genial personality to the screen.
December 26, 2002
August 25, 2002
July 30, 2002
Overrated and overblown from the bloated final act of George Stevens' career
January 1, 2000
I Remember Mama (1948) is a sentimental and nostalgic post-war favorite, with DeWitt Bodeen's screenplay loosely based on Kathryn Forbes' book Mama's Bank Account - it was the winner of five Oscar nominations (remarkably, four were for acting roles).
January 1, 2000
Thin, manipulative, and overlong, but frighteningly effective.