• nicksav

    ★★★★ Added by nicksav

    A gripping character study and thriller, centred around one woman's quest to prove her son innocent of a murder charge. Featuring a couple of truly terrific performances.


  • Robyn Nesbitt

    ★★★★ Added by Robyn Nesbitt

    "Mother" is an alluring piece of work, an artful mystery that melds clever plotting with resourceful camera work, with sympathetic characters that are fascinatingly morbid. South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho follows his monster extravaganza "The Host" (2006), in firm control of his medium in a different genre, proving once again that conventions need not always confine.

    After a night of drinking and waiting for his long time friend, Do-joon (Won Bin), finds himself in some serious trouble. The next morning,…


  • Windyblue

    ★½ Added by Windyblue

    Very long, very annoyingly unreal. The dialog just.. and i know this is really subjective, but the dialog just isn't realistic. I kept thinking 'no one would ever say that, or react like that'. Characters are inconsistant, and get a personality makeover in the middle of the movie. I just don't like this. They talk about unexpectedness as a virtue in a film. The things that happen are unexpected because they don't make sense.


  • Gregory David Escobar

    ★★★★ Watched by Gregory David Escobar 26 Sep, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.


  • Chopperfireball

    ★★★ Watched by Chopperfireball 20 Sep, 2014

    Not sure why this film is so well received. Certainly, there are good performances and good direction, but the film moves at a funereal pace. Quite why the audience are supposed to care about the batty mother/son relationship at the heart film was never established.


  • Adam Cadre

    ★½ Watched by Adam Cadre 25 Nov, 2011


  • David

    ★★★ Added by David

    There's technically nothing "wrong" with the movie. It's well-structured, nicely acted and it looks great. Even though the reveal at this end isn't necessarily a shock, it's more about the depths a mother will go for her son. Kim Hye-ja does a pretty swell job with her character's development over the course of the film. But, on the other hand, Bong Joon-Ho's need to toss in the dark, off-kilter humor distracts and occasionally undercuts the darker elements a little too…




    One of his weaker movies, really. Still delivers visually beautiful film, but it's just no match for his other work..


  • radiomanhead

    ★★★★ Added by radiomanhead

    ¿Que seria capaz de hacer una madre por su hijo?, bueno aquí tenemos una teoría de lo que podría pasar...... Una solida película que empieza siendo un drama y terminao convirtiéndose en un interesante thriller con unos giros de guion bastante interesantes.

    Me ha parecido que la mezcla de humor negro con thriller de suspenso a veces no funciona bien y debo decir que el personaje del hijo de la protagonista me ha sacado de quicio un par de veces…


  • eevade

    ★★★★ Watched by eevade 04 Sep, 2014

    Policemen are always incompetent in Korean movies...


  • Ingmar

    ★★★ Watched by Ingmar 29 Aug, 2014 1

    An interesting and extremely dark look at motherly love. The performance from Kim Hye-ja manages to make some of the more idiotic plot points believable, but still doesn't smooth out the entire script. Towards the end, the mother who gradually has become an anti-hero and rather dislikeable, performs an ultimately extreme and unbelievable action. If the story had built up her rage throughout, then perhaps we'd believe the climatic scene.

    Korean cinema is often known for tonal shifts, something that…


  • Azka

    ★★★ Watched by Azka 23 Aug, 2014

    I want to pull this acupuncture technique to forget some people... tips pls!