American Horror Story Hotel



Critic Ratings: 16
Critics Consensus

By highlighting an especially twisted mother-son relationship in "Mommy," Hotel continues to be a thoroughly creepy stay.

Episode Info

Alex hits a breaking point when Scarlett brings up memories of Holden and Donovan becomes a target of the Countess's rival.

Cast & Crew

Sarah Paulson
Hypodermic Sally
Evan Peters
James March
Wes Bentley
Detective John Lowe
Matt Bomer
Chloë Sevigny
Dr. Alex Lowe
Denis O'Hare
Liz Taylor
Angela Bassett
Ramona Royale
Lady Gaga
The Countess
Finn Wittrock
Tristan Duffy
Richard T. Jones
Detective Andy Hahn
Ryan Murphy
Executive Producer
Brad Falchuk
Executive Producer
Tim Minear
Executive Producer
Brad Buecker
Executive Producer
Jennifer Salt
Executive Producer
James Wong
Executive Producer
Alexis Martin
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Mommy

So, how about that episode last Wednesday night, huh? A lot of things happened...well, not really.

Oct 23, 2015 | Full Review…

In this Sartre-ian world of "people are hell", no one can completely sever that umbilical cord from mommy.

Oct 23, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

On the whole, "Mommy" was less burdened by clunky exposition than previous episodes, barring the introduction of Ramona, but what sins can't be excused by the sight of Angela Bassett retrieving a throwing knife out of her Afro?

Oct 22, 2015 | Full Review…

Sure, there are details left to be uncovered and plenty of surprises in store, but it doesn't seem like the truth is being purposefully obfuscated so that we'll keep tuning in this week. AHS: Hotel is too classy for that, and I like it.

Oct 22, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

No amount of blood alone can derive excitement from a drudgery of a show.

Dec 10, 2019 | Full Review…

In an episode replete with the show's trademark insanity, the clear highlight is the season debut of AHS regular Angela Bassett. Her Ramona Royale has an inspired backstory.

Nov 18, 2015 | Full Review…

Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk succeeded this episode in providing history and context at a decent pace and within the characters' stories. They didn't throw in unnecessary, cheap thrills and left me hungry for more.

Oct 30, 2015 | Full Review…

Considering how all over the place past seasons of American Horror Story have been, it's amazing how long Hotel has stuck to this one theme, running with it for three episodes, rather than indulging the attention-deficit from which [it] usually suffers.

Oct 23, 2015 | Rating: 7.6/10 | Full Review…

In keeping with AHS' grand tradition of forcing Kathy Bates into miserable mother-son relationships, Wednesday's episode served us Iris and Donovan's twisted backstory in a neat little package.

Oct 22, 2015 | Full Review…

The damned perform their given roles in this multi-leveled black-box theater. Whether the guests here be tragic ghosts, doomed visitors, or predatory immortals, I'm glad every time the lights go down and this cast takes the stage.

Oct 22, 2015 | Full Review…

Again though - to bang the same drum - the episode's length prevented this chapter from being a concise work and led it down the same sprawling anything-goes path this season has been on.

Oct 22, 2015 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Matt Bomer and Kathy Bates are killing it this season. The Donovan/Iris relationship is so compelling and I'm so emotionally invested in what's next.

Oct 22, 2015 | Full Review…