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3.2
895 Ratings

mother!

Directed by Darren Aronofsky
United States, 2017
Drama, Horror, Mystery

Synopsis

Centers on a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

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mother! Directed by Darren Aronofsky

What are people saying?

  • elenagallen's rating of the film mother!

    A helpless primal mother watching her own children become servants of evil was one of the most breathtaking and unfeasible scenes in film history. Aronofsky did it again but a less self-evident symbolism would have made the film nearly immaculate.

  • MATTEO BITTANTI's rating of the film mother!

    This unofficial remake of Bunuel's The Exterminating Angel is an exhilarating journey - or, rather, calvary - replete with grotesque, unpleasant, and carnivalesque episodes. An impressive and impressionistic descent into the hellish process of Creation, and re-Creation, Mother! is too quirky, daring, and bold for the average moviegoer,

  • Richmond Hill's rating of the film mother!

    Nihil Novi. An elliptical heap of allegory, reference and plain tedium in a generally unrewarding rehash of points previously visited in anything from Goya, Bunuel to the Bible - which is firmly bashed into a crude pulp here. Lawrence equips herself well for essentially two hours of violation - bodily and domestic - but it’s a crypto hiding to nothing. Who knew art was such hard labour?..

  • smndvdcl's rating of the film mother!

    Aronofsky returns to the mindfuck magnificence of 'Requiem For A Dream' and 'Black Swan' and channels Lawrence's talented essence with aplomb. It is a deeply unpleasant allegorical odyssey that explores the narcissism of genius, the dichotomy between family/community/privacy, the idolatry of 'sacred' things etc. There are conceptual missteps, but this is potent polemical shock cinema. Noe and Refn are true peers.

  • Catarina C Gomes's rating of the film mother!

    Immersive cinematic experience, evocative of Zulawski's style and other works but definitely stands on it's own. Aronofsky's take on religion, cult and destruction is taken to extremes and it might be his best work yet.

  • thay's rating of the film mother!

    Aronofsky's pedantry has gone too far this time. Making a woman suffer all along a movie doesn't necessarily mean it's art nor putting ridiculously obvious biblical references on it. Plus this is no "emotional roller coaster" it's just fucking annoyingly pretentious (and I never use this word to describe films, I hate it). Aronofsky-Lawrence for worst couple 2k17.

  • Sean Patrick Stevens's rating of the film mother!

    Visceral but i don't think symbolism ever really works. Comedy? Horror? Religious Allegory? They're all the same here! However, it is a glorious experiment of Fellini like proportions. Even if the concluding scenes may elicit a mix of groan/laughter in concluding the messily vague narrative, it's nice stunt, a surrealist gift given to a multiplex audience yet a 2nd draft could have made characters less ciphers.

  • Ana Sousa's rating of the film mother!

    When it comes to Aronofsky, we're way past "judging" his ability to make a captivating film. He will, at least, make something that will somehow manage to stay glued to your mind for a long, long time. Mother!, although, will stay in mine for all the wrong reasons. JLaw is turned into a fragile and helpless little bird that only remembers she can yell and kick everyone out of her house when her baby is born. (contd)↴