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Mother's Day Reviews

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Roe McDermott
Hot Press
March 14, 2016
It's not remotely intelligent, entertaining or thought-provoking.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
William Bibbiani
August 22, 2012
Gets too distracted by the by-the-numbers story to go explore any of the ideas it actually raises.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
June 10, 2011
An often mind-numbing exploration of what it takes to be violent towards your fellow human beings.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
June 9, 2011
The brutality is hard to stomach, the characters are paper thin and unlikeable and the camerawork is often annoyingly shaky.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ali Gray
September 28, 2012
Mother's Day is just as forgettable as whatever day Mother's Day actually is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
May 4, 2012
A home-invasion film like Mother's Day is elongated coitus interruptus.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
June 12, 2011
There are moments of tension but it's too long, no one to like and the ending is pointlessly grim.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Charles Gant
June 11, 2011
Undistinguished apart from Rebecca De Mornay's performance as an unhinged mama.
Todd Gilchrist
September 27, 2010
A colossal misfire that offers nothing to viewers but unimaginative, distasteful brutality.
Brian Orndorf
August 5, 2011
The production overstuffs the script, making one wish not for the hostages to gradually squirm their way to freedom, but for Mother to hurry up and just kill everyone.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
May 2, 2012
Notable for a chilling lead performance from Rebecca De Mornay and not much else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 6, 2012
As written by Scott Milam, the characters are a bunch of half-wits.
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
June 8, 2011
It's depressing to think that anyone might actually enjoy this heartless, soulless and witlessly exploitative trash.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 29, 2011
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Matt Glasby
Little White Lies
June 9, 2011
Mommie dreariest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 8, 2011
Excruciatingly misguided.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 7, 2013
A rather underwhelming remake...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
R. L. Shaffer
May 3, 2012
A sloppy, ugly, illogical story mixed with graphic torture, attempted rape and grisly violence. Mother's Day is a film only a mother could love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 3, 2012
Stuffed with secrets and characters who can't wait to betray one another, the film offers no one to root for except Mother, whose perverted family values at least remain consistent.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
May 3, 2012
The ready crackle of [De Mornay's] studiously demonic performance brings welcome distraction from this otherwise crude litany of torture and wretched death.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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