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Mother Of George Reviews

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September 19, 2013
An unexpected gem about true love, infertility and a meddling mother-in-law.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 13, 2013
A stunningly imagined account of African immigrant life in present-day Brooklyn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 13, 2013
Oddly, the gradual pacing, with scenes that stress the pace of chill human interaction over narrative thrust, helps make the third act more powerful: The genuine catastrophe that results is made even more intense by the shagginess that preceded it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 13, 2013
Darci Picoult's script renders all of these characters, if not always sympathetically, humanly and fully.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 12, 2013
The film forgoes the usual neo-realistic approach toward this sort of material for a painterly, meticulously composed technique. The result is transfixing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 12, 2013
The imagery in Mr. Dosunmu's film is consistently surprising and lush. Even the straight-ahead portraits of his characters, used as emotional caesuras, are rich in colors and textures. But he's a storyteller, too ...
September 12, 2013
Director Andrew Dosunmu's film is big-hearted and rich, frequently using slow motion to underscore an artful intimacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 12, 2013
Human beings are mysterious and surprising. There is something irresistible about a movie that reaches that conclusion.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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September 12, 2013
We want to get as close as possible to these characters, but for all its admirable elements, the film that frames them keeps us frustratingly aloof.
September 12, 2013
This is one of the most striking entries in the 2013 global wave of black cinema, but also admittedly one that poses hurdles to audiences with conventional expectations.
September 12, 2013
Beautiful, poetic, and hard-hitting without the use of excessive force and deeply layered with evolving and regional nuances of feminine experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 12, 2013
A glimpse of a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn who are trying to get pregnant.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 12, 2013
When so many scenes are freighted with portent, one moment doesn't feel any more significant than the last...nothing the characters do is ever surprising; one expected revelation and argument follows the other.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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September 12, 2013
The actors are both superb, conveying suppressed feeling through falters in their perpetual poker faces.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 10, 2013
Working from a script by playwright Darci Picoult, Dosunmu fashions a tale that's realistic, melodramatic and culturally specific, yet unmistakably archetypal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 10, 2013
The poetic visuals create a disorienting sense of being at once immersed in the characters' world and kept at a distance.
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September 10, 2013
Simply relating the narrative of Andrew Dosunmu's seductive immigrant drama Mother of George would do little to convey the film's stark, poetic power, much less its extraordinary visual and sonic acumen.
September 10, 2013
Mother of George is a seemingly straightforward film with some complex underlayers. Why do we want what we want?
September 9, 2013
This world is ravishingly beautiful, but there's also something oppressive about its exoticism. The color doesn't just saturate the frame; it thickens it.
August 29, 2013
A colorful look at Nigerians in Brooklyn focusing on a woman's climactic decision that will make or break her marriage.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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