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Mammal (2015)

Mammal (2015)

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A mother (Rachel Griffiths) grieving over the sudden death of her 18-year-old son begins caring for a homeless youth in this drama directed by Rebecca Daly.

Cast

Nika McGuigan
as Ann Marie
Aoife King
as Claire
Joanne Crawford
as Jean Cunningham
Annabell Rickerby
as Shop Assistant
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Critic Reviews for Mammal

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

As delicately drawn by Daly and co-writer Glenn Montgomery, the nervous, mutually tip-toed bond that reveals itself between Margaret and Joe runs counter to the luridly melodramatic lines threatened by the premise.

April 11, 2016 | Full Review…
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Daly has crafted a carefully calibrated portrait of emotional loss in its various manifestations.

April 11, 2016 | Full Review…

The story is ponderous, the scenes of violence that shatter the downbeat mood are largely unconvincing, and the film's detached questioning of human behaviour fails to engage emotionally as the film wanders to an unsatisfactory end.

July 19, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Sensitively judged, totally committed performances from Rachel Griffiths and Barry Keoghan carry a tale that edges towards Greek tragedy in its treatment of the fragile, twisted bond between mothers and sons.

April 11, 2016 | Full Review…

The two leads interlock seamlessly and make for a uniquely unnerving 'odd couple' in a film that is all the more spellbinding for the distance it keeps from us.

April 11, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A dense thriller set in a particularly gloomy suburb of Dublin.

April 1, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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