• mahandhi

    ★★★★ Watched by mahandhi 24 Mar, 2015

    Voelde vreemd genoeg Belgisch aan. Speelt zich af op een kleine oppervlakte, met weinig personages.
    Zeer sterk wel. Dat is dan misschien iets minder Belgisch. Sterk verhaal, enorm goed gespeeld. Echt énorm énorm goed gespeeld.

    Ja. Dit zouden de volgende keer wel eens 5 sterren kunnen zijn.

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  • Peng

    ★★★½ Watched by Peng 27 Mar, 2015

    Part of the 30 Countries March Challenge. South Korea.

    This feels like the first time that Bong Joon-Ho's tone swings are applied to a focused story (the other three I have seen are much busier, even the somewhat calm Memories of Murder). That makes Mother come off a bit one-note, since the scripts, although not bad, are very down on the list of what makes his films successful. His usual tonal shifts and general weirdness still keep things off-balance and unpredictable though, and it gains momentum as it goes along, leading to a pretty memorable third act.

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  • JaumeMuntane

    ★★★½ Watched by JaumeMuntane 17 Mar, 2015

    Part of March around the world challenge 2015 Film #16: South Korea

    A dark portrait of the mother-son relationship which nimbly moves among several genres (drama, thriller, comedy...). Great acting.

    Un retrat fosc de la relació mare-fill que es mou àgilment entre diferents generes (drama, thriller, comedia...). Grans actuacions.

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  • sophomore

    ★★½ Added by sophomore

    Expected yet unexpected Korean crime thriller

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  • Josh Bogatin

    ★★★★★ Watched by Josh Bogatin 10 Mar, 2015

    This film is perfect. Honestly one of the best things I've seen in a long while. Especially for movies that are so focused on narrative. Tarantino likens Bong to Spielberg in the 70s and it's not hard to see why. Bong understands perfectly how to effect the audience. The films is constantly witty in a very visual way and the story fucks with your narrative expectancy. The opening and closing sequences are perfect and abstract in a way that compliments…

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  • Michael

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Michael 26 Feb, 2015

    Culturally speaking, shame must be a fascinating subject for South Korea, and while it's the major theme of Mother so it wasn't necessarily subtle about it, the idea really kicked in for me when (similar to a scene in Lady Vengeance) the son is forced to reenact the crime he was coerced into confessing to, lead through the motions by the cops and reacted to and jeered by press and random bystanders. It isn't suffice enough that he confessed, he…

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  • shellofsnail

    Watched by shellofsnail 26 Feb, 2015

    Print quality: B-. (A well-worn release print, with occasional faint vertical scratches and dirty reel ends.)

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  • Gloria Inés Pérez

    ★★★ Watched by Gloria Inés Pérez 17 Feb, 2015

    P S I C O S I S.

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  • Anna Husted

    ★★★★ Added by Anna Husted

    Wow. The scenes in nature and the final scene on the bus are unforgettable.

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  • Amit Ashar

    Added by Amit Ashar

    2010

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  • Mike

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Mike 06 Feb, 2015

    Finally had a chance to rewatch this one. Love it.

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  • Michael Stuhlman

    ★★★★½ Added by Michael Stuhlman

    It's a dark comedy noir and it's fascinating. It takes a little bit to get going, but once you start to understand what's going on the movie becomes intensely interesting. Give it a watch!

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