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Ma Mere Reviews

August 18, 2005
A self-satisfied, utterly hollow Bacchanal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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 7, 2005
[The climax] involves such a disturbing blend of unhealthy mother-son affection and physical pain that it gives new meaning to the term child -- not to mention audience -- abuse.
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
July 1, 2005
The translation from the highly literary to the literalness of film isn't easy and too often, Ma Mère feels like a parody.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 10, 2005
Respectable, tightly coiled, but ultimately unrewarding.
June 7, 2005
Honore uses an ultraserious, would-be stylish approach that ultimately renders the depraved proceedings far more boring than titillating.
May 19, 2005
It winds up making incest look absurdly swank.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 17, 2005
Absurd at best, and most absurd when it's tiresomely trying to shock us.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 13, 2005
This tale of disaffected sexual depravity is practically a parody of the worst of French filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 13, 2005
There's no attempt to get inside the sick minds of Helene and her buddies.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
May 12, 2005
Pretentious Eurotrash.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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 12, 2005
Honore never gets beneath these characters' sunburned skins, and well before the end, the film tips irretrievably over into the realm of absurdity.
May 10, 2005
Lurching toward its inevitable incestuous showdown, Ma Mère makes a few hilarious attempts at the cerebral.