mother!

mother!

mother!

Psychological thriller from Oscar-nominated writer-director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan). Stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem as a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests (Michelle Pfeiffer and Ed Harris) arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

2017Rating: MA15+, Strong themes, violence and coarse language115 minsUSA
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Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

flicks

I'd put Darren Aronofsky alongside Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson and Martin Scorsese as one of the finest American filmmakers working today. His latest, however, is more like a David Lynch film: something challenging to decode that'll be hugely rewarding to some and simply frustrating to others.

4.0

mother! Review

'mother!' is both Good and bad i did not enjoy it to much but it was certainly one heck of a cinematic experience . I think it was much better to see it on the silver screen. But now that it's on dvd i suggest watching on Blu - Ray.

3.0

Film of the Year

A wild ride

5.0

Review: mother!

I absolutely hated this film. Now, before I get my head chopped off - I understood the film. I got it. It was hard not to get it as it was as subtle as a brick through a window - and that was part of why I didn't connect with this film at all. I would say that I was completely locked into this film for around an hour (at most). I was intrigued as to...

1.0

She'll give you something to cry about.

mother! is a hard film to describe without ruining since much of it's dubious pleasure comes from how unpredictable it is. It's not interested in approximating reality as we know it but, rather, spinning it's own heightened, allegorical reality, a bad dream that gets badder and dreamier as it approaches fever-pitch. It is a horror film, but not in the...

3.0

mother! lover giver rarely a receiver fighter. after youths addicted to sugar after women dancing to Tchaikovsky Darren Aronofsky delivers another emersively singular heart-stopper. like most art, it’s flawed but not like any other. the Rosemary’s Baby-esque poster is not a coincidence I also like his preference of women, like the beautiful Jennifer...

4.0
Vulture

Vulture

press

Most of the dialogue and effects are clunky, repetitive, second-rate. A minute or so of David Lynch's latest Twin Peaks series has more irrational menace. For all its feverish activity, Mother! feels static.

Variety

Variety

press

By all means, go to "mother!" and enjoy its roller-coaster-of-weird exhibitionism. But be afraid, very afraid, only if you're hoping to see a movie that's as honestly disquieting as it is showy.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Grappling with this climax - steeped in gore, religious symbolism, hundreds of marauding strangers (including Kristen Wiig) and sheer chutzpah - is the moviegoing gauntlet of the year.

5.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Mother! escalates the anxiety and ups the ante of dismay with every scene, every act, every trimester, taking us in short order from WTF to WTAF to SWTAF and beyond.

5.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Whatever you say about the ending, you can't call it an anticlimax.

Stuff

Stuff

press

Certainly not for the faint-hearted.

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A very Rosemary's Baby-like intimate horror tale that definitely grabs your attention and eventually soars well over the top to make the bold concluding statement that, for some creators, art is more important than life.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A dense, delirious, playful and serious work of capital A art, and easily the most ambitious film to come out of a major studio since Kubrick.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Like all our most vivid bad dreams, it snags the mind. With barbs.

4.0
Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

flicks

I'd put Darren Aronofsky alongside Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson and Martin Scorsese as one of the finest American filmmakers working today. His latest, however, is more like a David Lynch film: something challenging to decode that'll be hugely rewarding to some and simply frustrating to others.

4.0
Vulture

Vulture

press

Most of the dialogue and effects are clunky, repetitive, second-rate. A minute or so of David Lynch's latest Twin Peaks series has more irrational menace. For all its feverish activity, Mother! feels static.

Variety

Variety

press

By all means, go to "mother!" and enjoy its roller-coaster-of-weird exhibitionism. But be afraid, very afraid, only if you're hoping to see a movie that's as honestly disquieting as it is showy.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Grappling with this climax - steeped in gore, religious symbolism, hundreds of marauding strangers (including Kristen Wiig) and sheer chutzpah - is the moviegoing gauntlet of the year.

5.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Mother! escalates the anxiety and ups the ante of dismay with every scene, every act, every trimester, taking us in short order from WTF to WTAF to SWTAF and beyond.

5.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Whatever you say about the ending, you can't call it an anticlimax.

Stuff

Stuff

press

Certainly not for the faint-hearted.

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A very Rosemary's Baby-like intimate horror tale that definitely grabs your attention and eventually soars well over the top to make the bold concluding statement that, for some creators, art is more important than life.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A dense, delirious, playful and serious work of capital A art, and easily the most ambitious film to come out of a major studio since Kubrick.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Like all our most vivid bad dreams, it snags the mind. With barbs.

4.0

mother! Review

'mother!' is both Good and bad i did not enjoy it to much but it was certainly one heck of a cinematic experience . I think it was much better to see it on the silver screen. But now that it's on dvd i suggest watching on Blu - Ray.

3.0

Film of the Year

A wild ride

5.0

Review: mother!

I absolutely hated this film. Now, before I get my head chopped off - I understood the film. I got it. It was hard not to get it as it was as subtle as a brick through a window - and that was part of why I didn't connect with this film at all. I would say that I was completely locked into this film for around an hour (at most). I was intrigued as to...

1.0

She'll give you something to cry about.

mother! is a hard film to describe without ruining since much of it's dubious pleasure comes from how unpredictable it is. It's not interested in approximating reality as we know it but, rather, spinning it's own heightened, allegorical reality, a bad dream that gets badder and dreamier as it approaches fever-pitch. It is a horror film, but not in the...

3.0

mother! lover giver rarely a receiver fighter. after youths addicted to sugar after women dancing to Tchaikovsky Darren Aronofsky delivers another emersively singular heart-stopper. like most art, it’s flawed but not like any other. the Rosemary’s Baby-esque poster is not a coincidence I also like his preference of women, like the beautiful Jennifer...

4.0