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Mother (Madeo) Reviews

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January 2, 2016
The film wears its aesthetic sophistication lightly ( ... ) Bong takes the idea of the primacy of perception over reality to its ultimate extreme.
July 12, 2012
Hye-ja Kim gives an Oscar-worthy performance. A very good, very cool piece of cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
January 3, 2011
'Mother' has 'American remake' written all over it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 30, 2010
This Korean film packs a serious punch, has a killer crossover, but sort of loses its momentum at the end.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 30, 2010
Bong's opening and climactic scenes, in which the old woman bops around to a dance tune amid a vast field of yellow grass, are typical of the movie's cockeyed poetry.
December 15, 2010
An oddball sinister murder mystery that's much more than that.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 1, 2010
Mother is a superbly-made thriller with some scenes which will make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 26, 2010
A deceptively simple and humorous tale with wonderfully nasty flashes of violence that feel entirely real.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 23, 2010
Beautifully crafted and full of surprises Mother grows more compelling as it unfolds.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 23, 2010
The film has visual panache, but it's the way Bong uses such a unique character to tap into the lonely, damaged nature of the private eye archetype that really makes Mother stand out.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 20, 2010
Another quality Bong hit.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 19, 2010
Bold, unpredictable and quietly devastating, Mother is Bong's first masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 19, 2010
Mother is always a little larger than life -- a little richer and more strongly defined -- while never making life, real life, seem less than the full and focused object of its gaze.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 19, 2010
If you're a fan of foreign cinema, keen to catch one of this year's best imports...Mum's the word.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 19, 2010
Echoing Bong's previous output, a seam of absurd and precisely paced humour adds unpredictability to the ostensibly simple story, defying genre conventions while playfully satirising the film's stereotypes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 19, 2010
Mother is shot and edited with wonderful precision, and Bong continues to stun with his unerring ability to strike a perfect balance between the film's lighter and darker elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 18, 2010
Bong dredges up dread from the mousy determination of Hye-ja's Miss Marple-like detective work -- her meekness hides an astonishing fortitude...
August 14, 2010
Mother is more focused than The Host, operating as a strong genre film even though Bong skilfully undermines many of the murder mystery conventions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 10, 2010
A superbly well-assembled film with surprises in store every step of the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 31, 2010
Bong presents his characterizations with a blend of black humor and pathos ... He also happens to write (along with co-writer Park Eun-kyo) one heck of a narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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