Another Mother's Son

Another Mother's Son

Another Mother's Son

Ronan Keating co-stars in this British war drama based on a true story from the German occupation of the Channel Islands.

A Jersey woman named Louisa Gould (Jenny Seagrove) takes in an escaped young Russian war prisoner (Julian Kostov), hiding him from the German forces. Keating co-stars as her brother Harold Le Druillenec.

2017Rating: M, Violence & content that may disturb103 minsUK
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Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

I knew nothing of the true story that inspired this WWII drama and I doubt I’ll remember much of it a month from now after seeing this by-the-numbers ode to Louisa Gould. A Channel Island resident during the German occupation, the real-life Gould received honours for hiding a Russian Prisoner of War named Burriy (she named him ‘Bill’ because Russian is hard). It’s a story of bravery and bonding that’s worthy of a film, but Another Mother’s Son doesn’t do enough to express this story’s worth.

2.0

A Total Travesty

Louise Gould was a brave, compassionate Jersey woman who deserves better than to be immortalised as a moron with an English accent. This film is a travesty on two fronts, film making and historical representation. It was not only boring to watch with no creative cinematography, paint by numbers acting, implied jeopardy through the use of ‘tense’ music,...

1.0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The solemn score, plucky Brits and nasty Nazis are all familiar, but there's a lived-in feel that transcends cliché.

4.0
The Times

The Times

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Although the script tackles the dilemmas of resistance and collaboration, it never rises above the level of a television movie.

2.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Beyond a presiding innocuousness, detecting active virtues in Christopher Menaul's film takes some digging.

2.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

At first, there is a bit of a familiar taste to this true-life wartime tale. But it becomes something tougher.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A modest, timely and mostly admirable film.

Independent

Independent

press

[Another Mother's Son] feels more like a TV movie than anything cinematic.

2.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A period drama that fails to escape the unmistakable air of a middling ITV3 drama.

2.0
Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

I knew nothing of the true story that inspired this WWII drama and I doubt I’ll remember much of it a month from now after seeing this by-the-numbers ode to Louisa Gould. A Channel Island resident during the German occupation, the real-life Gould received honours for hiding a Russian Prisoner of War named Burriy (she named him ‘Bill’ because Russian is hard). It’s a story of bravery and bonding that’s worthy of a film, but Another Mother’s Son doesn’t do enough to express this story’s worth.

2.0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The solemn score, plucky Brits and nasty Nazis are all familiar, but there's a lived-in feel that transcends cliché.

4.0
The Times

The Times

press

Although the script tackles the dilemmas of resistance and collaboration, it never rises above the level of a television movie.

2.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Beyond a presiding innocuousness, detecting active virtues in Christopher Menaul's film takes some digging.

2.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

At first, there is a bit of a familiar taste to this true-life wartime tale. But it becomes something tougher.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A modest, timely and mostly admirable film.

Independent

Independent

press

[Another Mother's Son] feels more like a TV movie than anything cinematic.

2.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A period drama that fails to escape the unmistakable air of a middling ITV3 drama.

2.0

A Total Travesty

Louise Gould was a brave, compassionate Jersey woman who deserves better than to be immortalised as a moron with an English accent. This film is a travesty on two fronts, film making and historical representation. It was not only boring to watch with no creative cinematography, paint by numbers acting, implied jeopardy through the use of ‘tense’ music,...

1.0