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Mommy Reviews

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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
April 10, 2015
Unsettling drama from prolific Canadian director Xavier Dolan tells of the troubled relationship between a feisty, attractive middle-aged single mother (Anne Dorval) and her unbridled, attention-deficient teenage son (Antoine-Olivier Pilon).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 9, 2015
The cinematic frame might have contracted, but there's a kind of ferocious compassion in Dolan's vision, and its embrace is startlingly wide.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 9, 2015
Dolan loves close-ups and he gives his actors every chance to demonstrate their talent for ringing the emotional changes in a single take.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 7, 2015
Although the performances are outstanding, and there's plenty of Dolan's trademark vigour, it's a long and at times overindulgent examination of a hyperactive teenager, his white-trash mum and their kindly neighbour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 7, 2015
Dolan fully embraces his melodramatic tendencies...this is a gaudy, exuberant film, as messy as it is astounding.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 7, 2015
A sweeping drama, funny, wild and heartbreaking. Also shot in a square 1:1 aspect ratio, and what could have been a gimmick is used to great effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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