Mommy Reviews

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August 8, 2019
Nno actress this year came close to matching the ferocious performance in Mommy by Anne Dorval...
August 6, 2019
Mommy is doubtlessly a true modern masterpiece.
May 31, 2019
A few false endings weaken Mommy's power and Pilon can annoy as much as he entertains at times, but the technicolour energy present onscreen is one of the most electrifying things this year.
April 4, 2019
Dolan is a director who thinks hard about the possibilities of cinema and explores them with verve and ingenuity, but it is in his latest film that everything has come together.
March 19, 2019
It's overwhelming, powerful, and bracingly sincere, though my initial reaction was that turning down the dials a bit (it's 139 minutes of fierce family drama) may have served it well.
March 8, 2019
This film kept surpassing my expectations by keeping its focus on [Anne Dorval's Diane] and not the one who would be the main character of any other film: her at turns charismatic, obnoxious and violent 15-year-old, blonde son, Steve.
August 22, 2018
... for some this film will be drama with a capital D and a little too much but for me it epitomises what film making truly is: storytelling, imagery and engaging the viewer's heart and mind from start to finish.
August 3, 2018
The film is altogether likable and tugs at heartstrings because it openly aims for them and, of Dolan's films to date, it's the most eager to please. But it underwhelms for the very same reasons.
January 12, 2018
All three of the leads do excellent work, but Anne Dorval is especially stunning. I won't resort to the cliché "larger than life" to describe her performance, because nothing is larger than life in Mommy - except for life itself.
October 11, 2017
The fact that this unusual film not only works, but is one of the best of the year, is conclusive proof that Xavier Dolan has joined the top tier of directors.
August 8, 2017
Xavier Dolan's film gets under the skin, and stays there.
April 6, 2016
Mommy forces you to give in to its relentless energy. Dolan conducts it with gusto, leaving us with a cathartic reckoning with his own demons.
January 1, 2016
It's perhaps a never-seen-before technical stunt that's deeply intriguing, seriously cinematic and impossible to discuss without giving it all away.
December 21, 2015
You can see the talent that lies beneath Dolan's aggressive method, and the promise of something great in his future.
August 11, 2015
A work of haunting power.
April 28, 2015
Intense tale of unstable teen is full of profanity, violence
April 20, 2015
Mommy is going to linger. The love, the laughter, the anger and the sorrow--it sticks.
April 14, 2015
French-Canadian director Xavier Dolan reveals stark new energy in his fifth film.
April 12, 2015
Mommy is a film about love and compassion, and it is wonderful. See it.
April 10, 2015
Recalling Andrea Arnold's similarly angst-ridden teen drama Fish Tank (2009), Mommy blazes across the screen thanks to Dolan's impeccable taste in pop music soundtracks and visual compositions.
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