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Mommy Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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.
November 10, 2018
Dolan's weakness is that beneath the razzamatazz, he's saddled himself with a straightforward narrative, thus his artillery merely serves the purpose of hammering home subtext
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 21, 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.
January 11, 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.
June 6, 2016
In Mommy, Dolan has essentially stunted his work, speaking both figuratively and literally.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 31, 2015
Xavier Dolan's Mommy is an endurance test even by the standards of miserablist drama.
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.
May 4, 2015
Many words describe the Canadian film, "Mommy." Unpleasant, violent and heartbreaking are just a few.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 4, 2015
Like so much cinema, Mommy functions at a gut level - you either instinctively get it or you don't. As to whether or not it amounts to much more than a French-Canadian, ADHD-style Instagram film, I'm unconvinced but fascinated as to Dolan's next move.
Full Review | Original Score: 5
April 28, 2015
Intense tale of unstable teen is full of profanity, violence
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 20, 2015
Mommy is going to linger. The love, the laughter, the anger and the sorrow--it sticks.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
April 14, 2015
French-Canadian director Xavier Dolan reveals stark new energy in his fifth film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 12, 2015
Mommy is a film about love and compassion, and it is wonderful. See it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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