70

The Hollywood Reporter

Neither earth-shaking nor profound, but it has considerable charm, thanks to an appealing cast and some sharply witty observations about the pressures of child-rearing in Manhattan.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Parenthood seems only half aware of Eliza's REAL problem: that she thinks she's superior to the choices she's made.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

The movie's narrative tension hinges on, well, nothing.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
When it aims for humor, it feels overwrought and clichéd.
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50

Variety

Though pregnant with possibility, Motherhood fails to deliver.
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40

NPR

By Ella Taylor
Motherhood doesn't really need a recession to call attention to its flaws. The movie's a perfect dud on its own terms.
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38

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
If Carrie Bradshaw ever trades her Manolos for sneakers and starts blogging about raising children, I pray she wouldn't be as tiresome as the heroine of Katherine Dieckmann's insufferable comedy Motherhood.
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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Thurman is bespectacled again for Motherhood, and it saddens me to report that neither she nor this comedy turns into more than an argument against procreation.
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20

Time Out New York

It’s a judgmental tale whose only payoff is carpe diem drivel.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Motherhood's litany of complaints and trite comedy-drama comes off as thin, and targeted, as a flyer for The Children's Place.
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34 out of 100
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