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Mother and Child Reviews

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April 8, 2012
For the first time in a very long while, Bening disappears into a character and turns in a performance that isn't about her shamelessly playing to the rafters to grab after Oscar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 9, 2012
Bening and Watts are good enough to see it through, and it's good to see Jackson actually play his age for once.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 7, 2012
It's a highly contrived affair with a barely concealed, deeply conservative Catholic agenda, and it has the ring of a cracked bell calling the righteous to prayer.
January 7, 2012
Mother and Child reminds us how important the notion of lineage - of finding a discernible path through life that doesn't just begin and end with ourselves - is to our personal identity, and the decisions we make in life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 6, 2012
Annette Bening gives one of her most enigmatic and painfully frank performances yet that cuts direct to the core.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 6, 2012
Bening, consistently one of the best US screen actresses, is really the main reason to keep you watching.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 5, 2012
Thankfully, the cast raise it above Hallmark standard, especially Jackson with a performance that proves he doesn't have to bring down great vengeance or furious anger to grab your attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 5, 2012
There are tears aplenty before the three plot strands are brought - rather too neatly - together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 5, 2012
The producer is Alejandro González Iñárittu, who has directed other karmic-coincidence dramas. This one looks mannered and gimmicky.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 5, 2012
García may have a good movie in him; Iñárritu may have another (he once made Amores Perros). But as collaborators they should be divorced and sent, like their characters, to far-flung corners of the creative planet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 5, 2012
Mother and Child is too dutiful, overly sincere and its impressions are easily washed away.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 5, 2012
There's pleasure and humour to be had in observing these troubled characters (and fine performers) as they navigate intimidating, unfamiliar territory...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 5, 2012
An excellent ensemble makes the most of a multi-strand female-centred film that drifts very close to melodrama as it explores various aspects of motherhood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 5, 2012
This film is sure to make all but the hardest-hearted shed tears.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 4, 2012
What keeps the whole thing from toppling into an abyss of unwatchable TV drama histrionics is a pair of dynamite performances from Annette Bening and Naomi Watts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 4, 2012
Emotionally engaging, sharply written and powerfully acted drama that commendably resists some of the expected clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 3, 2012
There's no shortage of talent in this ensemble drama about the bond between mothers and their children.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2011
[a] well-executed, thoughtful look into the maternal connection and how it can destroy as much as it creates.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 15, 2011
An emotional and intensely realistic examination of three women with ties to adoption.
November 20, 2010
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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