Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad

Nicholas Cage and Selma Blair are two parents on a mission to murder their kids in this black horror comedy from Crank director Brian Taylor.

"Mommy and Daddy ain't alright, and they're definitely more than a little weird in this pitch-black horror comedy that imagines a 24-hour nightmare where parents worldwide succumb to a mysterious mass hysteria that turns them violently against their own children. It's a macabre and inspired conceit, and one mined for biting social satire by writer/director Brian Taylor on his first solo outing since his gonzo collaborations with Mark Neveldine (the Crank films, Gamer), which similarly provoked and parodied cultural bugaboos." (Toronto International Film Festival)

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Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

If the 2014 scary movie The Babadook was a metaphor about the fear of being a bad parent, the bat shit crazy horror-comedy Mom and Dad can be its gnarly counterpoint: a grotesque fantasy about pent-up parental rage exploding into violence and carnage. Writer/director Brian Taylor explores mid-life crisis by way of George Romero-esque contagion, casting Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair as middle class American parents who – like their similarly white picket neighbours – transform from normal, disillusioned people into murderous maniacs intent on killing their children.

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Variety

Variety

Though sure to be distasteful for some viewers even to ponder, this giddy exercise transcends mere bad-taste humor to become one of the great jet-black comedies about suburbia.

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Total Film

Total Film

An exploitation movie that, paradoxically, exhibits too much good taste. Still, expect “Saws all!” to become a 2018 catchphrase.

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Time Out

Time Out

Cage’s performance is wildly in sync with Brian Taylor’s over-caffeinated direction.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Mom and Dad is both a torrid exploitation cinema throwback, and a metaphor for a generation of kids screwed over by their elders.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This is an unrepentant midnight movie, dirty and violent and best enjoyed with a steady supply of alcohol.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Zero-to-60 speed crazy is pretty much right in Cage’s wheelhouse...

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