Mammoth

Mammoth

Mammoth

Drama starring the brilliant pair of Gael Garcia Bernal (The Science of Sleep) and Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine). Follows a young New York couple that stumble into a world of money and big decisions...

Leo, the creator of a booming website, and Ellen, a dedicated emergency surgeon live a nice life with their 8-year old daughter. But when Leo travels to Thailand on business, and Ellen begins to see her daughter less and less after her long hours at work, a chain of events is sparked that will have dramatic consequences for everyone.

2009Rating: M, contains offensive language and content that may disturb125 minsSweden, Denmark, GermanyEnglish, Tagalog, Thai with English subtitles
Drama

Reviews & comments

Great film

Powerful and emotional, really great film

Variety

Variety

press

A mixed bag, Mammoth is a good-looking, smoothly directed, continent-hopping drama about parents and children, globalization and the disconnect between rich and poor, but comes with too much repetitive exposition and lacks an emotional payoff.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Moodysson braids these threads with contrived symmetries. The preaching soon grows wearisome.

2.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Mr. Moodysson has never met a pleasure he didn't want to punish.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Mammoth is a perfectly decent film. Too bad it isn't more thoughtful. It's easy to regret misfortune if all you do is regret it.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

If one thinks of "Babel" minus the melodrama and histrionics, you get a clearer picture of what Moodysson has done here.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A return to form by Moodysson although the bigger Iñárritu-like stuff - globalisation, poverty, fraying family relationships - are all a bit too neat to really engage.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

A mixed bag, Mammoth is a good-looking, smoothly directed, continent-hopping drama about parents and children, globalization and the disconnect between rich and poor, but comes with too much repetitive exposition and lacks an emotional payoff.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Moodysson braids these threads with contrived symmetries. The preaching soon grows wearisome.

2.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Mr. Moodysson has never met a pleasure he didn't want to punish.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Mammoth is a perfectly decent film. Too bad it isn't more thoughtful. It's easy to regret misfortune if all you do is regret it.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

If one thinks of "Babel" minus the melodrama and histrionics, you get a clearer picture of what Moodysson has done here.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A return to form by Moodysson although the bigger Iñárritu-like stuff - globalisation, poverty, fraying family relationships - are all a bit too neat to really engage.

4.0

Great film

Powerful and emotional, really great film