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Based on 8 Reviews
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  • NA
    Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine

    A home-invasion film like Mother's Day is elongated coitus interruptus. show more

  • 60
    David Hughes Empire

    A nasty little chiller from the Saw director with the evergreen De Mornay on top form. show more

  • 60
    Jamie Graham Total Film

    Too long and with too many characters to get through, Mother's Day holds effective sequences, ramming home its (recycled) message: the animal lurks in us all. show more

  • 20
    Peter Bradshaw The Guardian

    An ingenious idea for a suspense thriller – or maybe even an old-fashioned, "Wait Until Dark"-style stage play – turns out instead to be the pretext for a crass, over-long and tiresome splatter nightmare. show more

  • 60
    Nick Pinkerton Village Voice

    Mother's Day is distinguished, at least, by De Mornay's porcelain-smile lampoon of castigating matriarchy. show more

  • 50

    Undistinguished apart from Rebecca De Mornay's performance as an unhinged mama. show more

  • 40
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Crisply shot and surprisingly well acted, Mother's Day suffers from an overly long script (a tornado hovers off screen to no apparent purpose) and annoying glitches in continuity. show more

  • 30
    Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

    When Rebecca De Mornay shows up as the criminals' fiercely doting matriarch, the ready crackle of her studiously demonic performance brings welcome distraction from this otherwise crude litany of torture and wretched death. show more

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