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Based on 12 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Mammoth manages to be as affecting as it is heartfelt. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    The overlapping stories, the emotional disconnect, the heavy-handed symbolism -- no, it's not a movie from the makers of "Babel," its a mumbling, stammering copycat drama from Swedish director Lukas Moodysson. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    If one thinks of "Babel" minus the melodrama and histrionics, you get a clearer picture of what Moodysson has done here. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Mammoth is a perfectly decent film. Too bad it isn't more thoughtful. It's easy to regret misfortune if all you do is regret it. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    This overlong drama is the first (mostly) English-language film from the talented Swedish filmmaker Moodysson (“Lilya 4-Ever”). Any semblance of subtlety was unfortunately lost in translation. show more

  • 60
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    Moodysson hasn’t exactly descended to "Babel"-level pabulum with Mammoth, his first foray into English; these characters are too fascinatingly thorny, and he still has a supple way with a pulse-throbbing dance tune. show more

  • 80
    David Edelstein New York Magazine (Vulture)

    In the flawless cast, Williams is the most affecting. show more

  • 50
    Manohla Dargis The New York Times

    Mr. Moodysson has never met a pleasure he didn’t want to punish. show more

  • 50

    A mixed bag, Mammoth is a good-looking, smoothly directed, continent-hopping drama about parents and children, globalization and the disconnect between rich and poor, but comes with too much repetitive exposition and lacks an emotional payoff. show more

  • 50
    Andrea Gronvall Chicago Reader

    Moodysson’s meticulous attention to surfaces allows him to draw a stark contrast between the Americans’ affluence and the Asians’ poverty, but his final observation--that somehow the rich will muddle through--is hardly a bold statement. show more

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