Mother

critic Reviews

96% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score96%
  • As fleshy as it is funny, Bong Joon-Ho's Mother straddles family drama, horror and comedy with a deft grasp of tone and plenty of eerie visuals.
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    Matthew LucasFrom the Front Row
    Buoyed by Kim's powerful performance, Bong crafts a unique story of motherly love and devotion, and turns it into one fantastic thriller.
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    Sophie Kingston-SmithCineVue
    Subtle, beautiful and intelligently subversive.
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    Laura HirosRincón de cine
    If you like black humor and enjoy mystery movies with a touch of perversion, Mother is just what you need to start your weekend off on the right foot. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Megan RatnerFilm Comment Magazine
    The film wears its aesthetic sophistication lightly ( ... ) Bong takes the idea of the primacy of perception over reality to its ultimate extreme.
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    Dan JardineCinemania
    Hye-ja Kim gives an Oscar-worthy performance. A very good, very cool piece of cinema.
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    Clay CaneBET.com
    'Mother' has 'American remake' written all over it.
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    Robert RotenLaramie Movie Scope
    This Korean film packs a serious punch, has a killer crossover, but sort of loses its momentum at the end.
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    J. R. JonesChicago Reader
    Bong's opening and climactic scenes, in which the old woman bops around to a dance tune amid a vast field of yellow grass, are typical of the movie's cockeyed poetry.
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    Dennis SchwartzOzus' World Movie Reviews
    An oddball sinister murder mystery that's much more than that.
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    Graham YoungBirmingham Post
    Mother is a superbly-made thriller with some scenes which will make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck.
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