• Christopher Haskell

    ★★★ Watched by Christopher Haskell 18 Aug, 2013

    Joon-ho Bong's "Mother" is a Korean thriller, which takes one mother's deep love for her simple son and turns it into an intriguing murder mystery with a slight hint of darkness. When Do-joon, a mentally challenged young man, is put away for the murder of a high school girl, his mother becomes determined to prove his innocence. Hye-ja Kim, who plays Mother, portrays an innocence all her own, with a deep sadness projected from her eyes in every scene, while…


  • Arné Jacker

    ★★★ Added by Arné Jacker

    [...] Kim Hye-Ja als eben diese Mutter trägt MADEO über die Laufzeit – ihr Spiel ist tief emotional, mitreißend und sie wechselt problemlos (und abrupt) zwischen liebender mütterlicher Wärme und hasserfüllter steinerner Härte. Kurz gesagt: eine große Leistung. Rückt der erzählerische Fokus von ihr ab, fehlt Joon-Ho’s Inszenierung gelegentlich leicht die Substanz, denn Story und Atmosphäre geben sich zu inkonsistent, um diese herausragende schauspielerische Qualität dauerhaft ebenbürtig zu flankieren. [...]

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  • 떨어지는

    ★★★★★ Watched by 떨어지는 05 Apr, 2016

    i miss my mom


  • Anthony Capanzana

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Anthony Capanzana 02 Apr, 2016 1

    Bong Joon-holy shit that was intense


  • ThomasBomas3

    ★★★★★ Watched by ThomasBomas3 20 Mar, 2016

    Equal parts whodunit murder mystery and thematic character study about the fight people will go through for a loved one. "Mother" is a rich and compelling story that challenges the viewer in terms of morals and perceptions on others. Leading to an ending that is both tragic and uplifting and it took my breath away.


  • TannyRT

    ★★★★½ Added by TannyRT 2

    Mother is a thriller that plays out like a murder mystery, where we have an overbearing mother try to solve a case that her son has been blamed for. It goes into unexpected territory, and while one of the revelations might be predictable to some, the story continues to some tragic places. While more comedic than writer/director Joon-ho Bong's previous film, The Host, it also expertly mixes some really grim subject matter.

    I really liked the characters, and I think…


  • Gab Gonzales

    ★★★★½ Watched by Gab Gonzales 13 Mar, 2016

    That's it. I declare Bong Joon-ho as one of my top 5 directors of all time. 

    Director Bong's direction and camerawork in this film is fucking amazing. Something you very rarely see in crime thrillers in Hollywood.


  • funsohng

    Watched by funsohng 16 Mar, 2016

    Memories of Murder impresses with mise-en-scene, but I think Mother shows Bong's brilliance in editing. The attention to detail in building the narrative--through snippets of imageries scattered throughout just where they need to be--is simply amazing.

    And dat last shot.


  • Justin Willis

    ★★★ Watched by Justin Willis 10 Mar, 2016

    While mildly similar to my favorite of his, Memories of Murder, I am impressed how Bong Joon-ho consistently crafts films with different styles and in different genres. For has has a style, it's his ability to surprise and out-weird other directors.

    I appreciated what Joon-ho is doing in Mother more than I enjoyed the adventure. Thematically, it shows the depths a mom will go to protect, defend, and love her son. I am conflicted how to love a character study…


  • Dillon Freeman

    ★★★★ Watched by Dillon Freeman 09 Mar, 2016

    Ahhhh!! Great acting and a killer final scene!! I love dancing!!!!


  • Tate Brombal

    ★★★★½ Watched by Tate Brombal 09 Mar, 2016

    Wow, South Korean Cinema, man.

    This film is remarkably structured and directed. The switches between genres and tones are masterful, and Hye-Ja Kim is incredible as the emotional core. Joon Ho Bong is undeniably one of Korea's strongest filmmakers, and this film is proof of that.


  • mattmav45

    ★★★½ Watched by mattmav45 06 Mar, 2016

    Simply a damn good film.

    A trademark of Korean cinema is its innate ability to switch tone, mood, and even genre on a whim within a particular film. Enter Bong Joon-ho, who may in fact be the master at this particular movement. Whether he's throwing out some slapstick fare or diving into deep and dark territory, he is most importantly always in control. Thankfully for the viewer, such remains true to form here.

    Yoon Do-joon is a, let's say slow…