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Ma Mere Reviews

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June 16, 2005
The drab bondage buffs in Ma Mere are so sick of life and sick of each other that we get sick of them way before the mother makes good on her threats and turns her son into her Oedi-pal.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 13, 2005
downright silly and pretentious
| Original Score: 2.5/5
July 1, 2005
It could stand as Exhibit A for why French auteurs are a tough sell to the average seeker of entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 21, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 9, 2005
For all the posturing that sexually politicized Americans use to praise the French and their liberating attitudes towards funtime, why is it that their most sexually charged films do their best to sicken rather than explore or educate?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 11, 2008
Eurotrash at its trashiest worst.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 12, 2005
Ma Mere may be ludicrous, but its cast displays a commitment that deserves more than grudging admiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 17, 2005
Absurd at best, and most absurd when it's tiresomely trying to shock us.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 8, 2005
Probably isn't for anyone not interested in the darkest corners of the human psyche, where sexual annihilation is the only response to a fallen world, where all moral bets are off, and where a boy's worst friend is his mother.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 29, 2005
110 minutes of Euro silliness mitigated only by the presence of Huppert and the striking ability of the actors to keep a straight face throughout this mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 10, 2005
This is one movie I wouldn't want to take my mother to see (or even tell her that I saw).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 31, 2005
Glazed-over looks, naked flesh, inane philosophizing, and sand dunes announce that we're in Antonioni-land, circa Zabriskie Point.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 26, 2007
Most of the screenplay consists of meandering and inebriated characters talking just as high-falutin'.
August 18, 2005
A self-satisfied, utterly hollow Bacchanal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 14, 2005
...a dispirited affair and often feels like a parody - a decidedly self-serious one - of one of Bertolucci or Pasolini's boundary-pushing offerings from the '70s
| Original Score: 1.5/5
April 9, 2005
The philosophising feels bolted on and the motivations of all the characters soon become simply too alien to comprehend.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 5, 2005
Ma Mere will have limited appeal, but I suspect it is a fair visual representation of Bataille's libertine philosophical notions.
April 30, 2005
Porn masquerades as art.
Full Review | Original Score: D
May 13, 2005
There's no attempt to get inside the sick minds of Helene and her buddies.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
July 15, 2005
Ma mère could easily be mistaken for the latest anhedonic embarrassment out of Canada
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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