• Noah Kim

    ★★★★★ Added by Noah Kim

    If there's any doubt that the quality of filmmaking in Korea has significantly raised the bar over the past decade, perhaps Mother, the superbly crafted thriller from Bong Joon-Ho, will quiet the skeptics. And what a decade it's been for Korean films; it's no coincidence that names like Park Chan-wook, Kim Ki Duk, Im Kwon Taek, Hong Sang Soo and the aforementioned Bong are now attached to high-profile festival circuits and some are even helming big Hollywood projects.

    The premise…


  • joelhwa

    ★★★ Watched by joelhwa 08 Sep, 2012

    6/10: Director Joon-ho Bong's (Memories of Murder (2003) and The Host (2006) fame), latest effort is a character-driven crime mystery. Its plot is...


  • Nick

    ★★★★★ Added by Nick

    Mother is, simply, one of the best suspense thrillers I have ever seen. It has everything: an intriguing mystery, bizarre characters, a masterfully-crafted plot, and a story that will keep you guessing desperately the entire way through.


  • Vincent Lao

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Vincent Lao 05 Dec, 2014

    Korean cinema at its best. Bong Joon-ho's bold, ingeniously crafted character-driven mystery-thriller is certainly one of Bong's finest masterpieces, and arguably one of the best mystery-thriller films to came out of the 21st century. It is a clever, suspenseful, and darkly humorous tale about maternal ferocity. Bong fleshes her character with sufficient layers, and pathos making her not your ordinary maternal heroine.

    Veteran Korean thesp Kim Hye-ja delivers a phenomenal, knockout performance as the titular heroine who fearlessly and desperately…


  • film|captures

    ★★★½ Rewatched by film|captures 02 Dec, 2014

    The black and white version is the way to go.


  • elise

    ★★★★★ Added by elise

    Beutiful :)

    Honestly one of the all-around most impressive films I've ever seen, definitely Bong Joon-ho's best.


  • mohanprabu

    ★★★ Watched by mohanprabu 05 Oct, 2014

    பார்த்ததில் மிகவும் ரசித்தது : 014.


    Mother – 2009 இல் வெளிவந்த மிக சிறந்த KOREAN திரைப்படம்.

    Memories of Murder இயக்குனரின் மற்றுமொரு மிக நல்ல படைப்பு தலைப்பே கூறும் தன் வெகுளி மகன் மீது தாய் கொண்ட அளவுகடந்த பாசமே படம் இந்திய திரைபடகளின் தாய் மகன் பாச விஷயங்கள் சுத்தமாக இல்லாமல் ஒரு தாய் பற்றிய படம் பார்ப்பது அரிது (நான் கடவுள் போல).

    தவறாக கொலை பழி விழிந்து சிறைக்கு சென்ற மகனை காப்பாற்ற உண்மை கொலையாளியை தேடி செல்லும் தாயின் விறுவிறுப்பான திரைக்கதை கொண்ட படம்.

    ஒவ்வொரு காட்சிளும் ஒரு தாயாகவே பிரதிபலிக்கும் அப்பெண் அட்டகாசம் தன் இயலாமை, கோபம், பாசம், வெறுப்பு…


  • JesseSP

    ★★★½ Watched by JesseSP 04 Nov, 2014

    Probably my least favorite of the Bong Joon-Ho films I've seen, and it's still pretty damn good.


  • 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.