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Based on 21 Reviews
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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Dosunmu is an up-and-coming director; Mother of George is his second film after the much-lauded "Restless City." He's got the visual part of the job down for sure. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Director Andrew Dosunmu’s film is big-hearted and rich, frequently using slow motion to underscore an artful intimacy. show more

  • 60
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    A pictorially unusual but dramatically listless tale. show more

  • 75

    Mother of George's cinematography, for which it won an award at this year's Sundance Film Festival, is by and large one of its standout features. show more

  • 88
    R. Kurt Osenlund Slant Magazine

    Beautiful, poetic, and hard-hitting without the use of excessive force and deeply layered with evolving and regional nuances of feminine experience show more

  • 88
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Iowa-native Gurira has had roles in TV’s “Treme” and “The Walking Dead,” but Mother of George should be the birth of a brilliant film career. show more

  • 75
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    Darci Picoult’s script renders all of these characters, if not always sympathetically, humanly and fully. show more

  • 75
    Peter Keough Boston Globe

    Not your everyday dilemma, but as depicted in this lushly detailed and passionately performed melodrama, the mores and traditions of this sequestered, seldom depicted group take on a broader relevance. show more

  • 75

    The result is a work in which style and story unite to create a singularly mesmerizing look at a culture within a culture. show more

  • 80
    Barbara VanDenburgh Arizona Republic

    It’s a powerfully sensual movie, gorgeously lensed colors and textures conveying its characters emotional states while thoughtfully exploring the range of human sexuality through Adenike’s experience. show more

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