Mommie Dearest - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mommie Dearest Reviews

Page 1 of 2
July 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 23, 2004
I can't imagine who would want to subject themselves to this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 11, 2001
As patently hilarious as you've heard. Classic B-movie camp.
Read More | Original Score: 48/100
October 30, 2007
Dunaway does not chew scenery. Dunaway starts neatly at each corner of the set in every scene and swallows it whole, costars and all.
September 19, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
September 2, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 15, 2006
...relies almost entirely on Dunaway's histrionics to propel the story forward - resulting in a movie that's good for a few unintentional laughs but little else.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 22, 2003
Mommie Dearest may very well be one of the most loathsome and sloppy screen treatments to ever have been derived from a literary memoir.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 13, 2008
Director Frank Perry simply sits back and lets Dunaway rip. He was either supremely untalented or he purposefully intended to sabotage her.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 3, 2002
Nightmarishly inept, inutterably depressing, but so campy it's compulsively watchable.
| Original Score: 1/5
November 5, 2002
Almost as funny as legend has it
| Original Score: 2/5
October 15, 2016
The character is rendered such a grotesque, its moments don't accumulate to an arc or even a readable profile. They just pile up, like cars in a traffic accident, and all we can do is gawk.
August 30, 2004
There is nothing to string the episodes together into a coherent drama, and no insight into Miss Crawford herself.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 20, 2006
A peculiar hybrid: a high-camp Hollywood bio flick about child abuse, elevated substantially above its sordid material by Faye Dunaway's obsessively committed interpretation of legndary star Joan Crawford.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 3, 2017
"Mommie Dearest," the film version of Christina Crawford's poison-pen memoir of her adoptive mother, Joan Crawford, looms as wretched excess.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Really no dafter, perhaps, than some of Joanie's own Warner Bros melodramas; the trouble is, it thinks it's Art.
October 3, 2017
And so Mommie Dearest becomes a kind of homage to the monster herself - the emotions are so splendid, the scenes so dramatic, the experiences so incandescent.
October 13, 2015
Campy skewering of Hollywood star is both silly and sad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 31, 2006
Perry and Yablans fuse this formal schizophrenia with the cruelly episodic structure and fetishized period details of Hollywood biopics.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 30, 2007
Director Frank Perry, who collaborated with three others (including producer Frank Yablans) on the script, gives it all a certain crazed conviction.
Page 1 of 2