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Based on 17 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    Really doesn't pay off much. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Insightful and involving. show more

  • 80
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    A little miracle, Azazel Jacobs' lovely story of a life lost and found tackles big issues -love, maturity, fulfillment - in deceptively modest fashion. show more

  • 100
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    It works from a specific place and lets audiences relate to that place, and the people in it, like trusted intimates. show more

  • 100
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    It's time to stop calling Azazel Jacobs a "promising" filmmaker. With Momma's Man, Jacobs achieves the promise. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Deeper, darker currents move through Momma's Man, eddying around fears of letting go on both sides of the generational divide. show more

  • 50
    Film Threat

    The movie is quiet and minimal in its dialogue, and it has flashes of humor and thoughtfulness. However, it's also unbearably slow and hard to empathize with Mikey when we don't really know what his problem is. show more

  • 100
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Beautiful, wise, and poker-faced comedy of discombobulation. show more

  • 83
    Portland Oregonian

    Perhaps the most indispensable cast member is the Jacobs' dwelling, their residence since 1966. show more

  • 100
    J. Hoberman Village Voice

    One of the sweetest, saddest stories Franz Kafka never wrote. show more

  • September 06, 2008 LSHarr1
    Report This User

    very slow; don't bother to waste your time!!!

  • August 25, 2008 Diane Leib
    Report This User

    Very Boring film, however you try to look at it.

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