My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done Reviews
April 10, 2018
What results is a very theatrical world of quirk and weirdness that's too real to thrive in the weird, and too weird to thrive in the real. Just try to imagine Herzog in Lynch's world, and vice versa, and you might begin to envision this awkward world.
January 3, 2011
What they deliver is the sort of fake mysticism that usually ensues when secular intellectuals try to plumb the depths of religious faith.
September 13, 2010
More like a bad dream than a good film.
September 6, 2010
Both baffling and mystifying, the film details a descent into madness with God in a boombox, worshipped oatmeal boxes, and the designated lunatic's proclaimed mantra, minus reference to any white whale though flamingos may be implicated, as Call Me Farouk
August 11, 2010
Directed and co-written by Herzog (with Herbert Golder) and executive produced by Lynch,[the film] offers a whiff of originality in a sea of cinema schlock. But compared to both filmmakers' prior works, it's nowhere near as memorable.
April 9, 2010
It's more of a curiosity than an actual film and barely even works as that. For hardcore Lynch or Herzog fans only and even they should be prepared for something of a disappointment.
March 10, 2010
The film can be funny and even epiphanic, but when Brad Dourif and an ostrich doesn't get a laugh, you're trying too hard.
February 26, 2010
Clearly, Herzog isn't interested Advertisement in making a conventional melodrama, but unconventionality isn't enough to hang a movie on.
January 29, 2010
The viewer is left to ponder what it's all about, and what its purpose may have been, which, knowing Lynch and Herzog, might well be what it was about, and what its purpose was.
December 18, 2009
As a writer-director with five decades' worth of notable screen work to his credit, [Herzog] certainly can't be faulted for taking risks, even if it means now and then, well, falling on his sword.
December 14, 2009
Herzog's latest film is at once his most indifferently crazy work to date and quite possibly the biggest failure of his career.
December 12, 2009
A visually stylish, mildly engaging crime drama that's often tedious, sophomoric, increasingly dull and lacking in suspense.
December 11, 2009
While watching Werner Herzog's My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done you might be tempted to murmur, "My Werner, My Werner, What Have Ye Done."
December 11, 2009
Herzog's second film of the year -- the supposed antidote to Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans -- is such a confused jumble of influences that it is completely ineffectual both as an experience and as an instrument of dialogue.
December 7, 2009
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done is more controlled in its absurdism than Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, but it is easily the lesser work.