Mother and Child Reviews

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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.
July 7, 2010
Mother and Child is a compassionate, multi-threaded tale about the lives of everyday women -- though this time, they are more explicitly defined by the primal bond of the title.
June 4, 2010
Obviously, this is emotionally rich ground and Garcia plows it perhaps a bit too heavily.
June 4, 2010
If Garcia's film never quite catches up with his ambitions for it, well, at least he's trying.
June 3, 2010
A thoughtful and provocative film about the way we live now.
June 2, 2010
[Garcia] lets the picture start to go soft in the middle, and teary melodrama floods in like water from a broken dam.
December 6, 2018
Hackneyed and telegraphed, just about elevated to passable by three strong lead performances and notable support by Cherry Jones.
November 17, 2018
There are powerful moments and the cast is note-perfect.
November 6, 2018
While Garcia's principal preoccupation is with the fallout from adoption, it's the secondary storylines about women in the work place, and the stresses of marriage and pregnancy that are the film's strengths.
August 31, 2018
Never lives up to the performances and the first half, particularly, is conducted so methodically it all feels rather sedated and even dreary.
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