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: R18, Violence, horror, cruelty, offensive language and content that may disturb115 minsUSA
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Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

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.

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Vulture

Vulture

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.

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Variety

Variety

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.

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Time Out

Time Out

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.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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