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Mother and Child

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

May 07, 2010 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Rodrigo Garcia

Starring :

Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Jimmy Smits, S. Epatha Merkerson, Marc Blucas, Carla Gallo, Lisa Gay Hamilton

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

“..Three story threads finally intersect in a revelatory examination of what motherhood means..”
by Kirk Honeycutt [Hollywood Reporter]
2 of 5

“..thick, saccharine pablum partially watchable..”
by Chris Cabin [Filmcritic.com]
Review rate : B-

“..There is no ambiguity-emotional, narrative-and every single detail is depicted and explained..”
by Emanuel Levy [EmanuelLevy.Com]
“..ou may not quite trust "Mother and Child"- its soft spots and fuzzy edges give it away - but you can believe just about everyone in it..”
by A.O. Scott [NY Times]
3 of 4

“..Mother and Child is as tangled as the emotions that link parents and children..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Review rate : C+

“..In the ovarian jungle of Mother and Child, each gent is undervalued in his own way..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
Review rate : B

“..Garcia shoots Mother And Child with minimal flare, an approach that keeps the focus squarely on the cast, whose moving work helps pave over some of the narrative's lumpier patches..”
by Keith Phipps [A.V. Club]
“..an insightfully observed and exceptionally acted ensemble piece precisely about what the title suggests..”
by Todd McCarthy [Variety]
3 of 5

“..an independent drama with strong box office potential among women moviegoers interested in serious fare..”
by Steve Ramos [Boxoffice Magazine]
0.5 of 4

“..a potentially progressive genre designed to explore the roles of womanhood in a man's world..”
by Andrew Schenker [Slant Magazine]
“..a compassionate, multi-threaded tale about the lives of everyday women-though this time..”
by Melissa Anderson [Village Voice]

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