My Son (Mon garçon) Reviews

May 10, 2019
My Son finds its cinematic footing in a committed, steady, realism, and that creates a high-wire act of tension and suspense that's refreshingly clean and consistently effective.
May 9, 2019
Neither a bracing blast of vigilante pleasure nor an absorbing character piece, "My Son" is most notable for being Carion's second straight film about a father's desperate search for his son.
May 9, 2019
Think a more bare-bones, French-language "Taken."
May 9, 2019
"My Son" is so reserved in its storytelling and vague in its details that all it elicits is a yawn.
May 8, 2019
Now that Neeson has turned the mad-dad genre into a familiar blueprint of grimaces and cathartic violence, it's good to see one draw much of its tautness from tracking whether Canet's Julien is more likely to endanger himself than to locate his son.
September 21, 2017
It's got a nervously eerie feel to it that's grounded in Canet's gripping turn as a daddy out to do good for his estranged family.
June 14, 2019
The familiarity of the concept tends to lower the emotional stakes of this mildly intriguing but ultimately muddled French thriller.
May 24, 2019
My Son should be gripping, but it ends up just being lackluster.
May 23, 2019
Carion creates suspense but discards various important characters without explanation and leaves us with a bunch of questions about what we've just witnessed.
May 23, 2019
Tense and twisty, and it doesn't mess around with melodrama, with Carion most interested in feral responses to an unthinkable situation.
May 10, 2019
My Son is about dealing with familial loss, the need for closure and salvation, and how easily the two can tip into revenge.
May 7, 2019
The film seeks to elevate genre clichés by slowing down the speed with which they're typically offered.
May 6, 2019
A throttling study of the toxic dynamics of anger.
May 5, 2019
More like an actor's exercise than a credible drama.
July 23, 2018
My Son has a disturbing atmosphere and an outstanding performance on the part of Guillaume Canet. However, the third act does not do justice to the rest of the tape. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 20, 2018
Filmed in a unique way that engrosses the viewer in the uncertainty of the search. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 11, 2018
Captivating. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 10, 2018
Nothing has even the slightest explanation, so many unanswered questions are raised, characters appear and disappear at the whim of the writers... [Full Review in Spanish]
March 13, 2018
It is always a pleasure to be reunited with Guillaume Canet. [Full review in Spanish]
February 15, 2018
...cold and bland. [Full Review in Spanish]