Mother of Tears: The Third Mother Synopsis
An archaeology student accidentally releases an evil witch from an ancient urn.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Richard James Havis
Witty to the point of hilarity, blood-soaked and thoroughly politically incorrect, Mother of Tears: The Third Mother follows 1970s cult...
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90

The New York Times

By Nathan Lee
The Mother of Tears is silly, awkward, vulgar, outlandish, hysterical, inventive, revolting, flamboyant, titillating, ridiculous,...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A gloriously tacky horror movie with an inclination toward the occult, The Mother of Tears hails from the Italian schlockmeister Dario...
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Argento set a standard a lot of moviemakers are desperate to surpass. It's not simply that he's crazy about gore and supernatural hokum....
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
As a lissome art restorer, Asia Argento (the director's daughter) comes off as the sanest human on screen, which is pretty scary.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Mother of Tears can't rival the David Lynchian otherworldliness of "Suspiria," but at least you know you're in the hands of a director.
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38

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
A crude, artless bogey tale.
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25

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
There is, of course, a maximum of blood and gore. Sometimes the director's ideas work; often they don't.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
At 67, maestro Argento's taste still runs toward bloody entrails and eye-gougings, but Asia's sexy sour-lemon smile is underused in his...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Aside from being vile and repellent, it's mainly dull - old-fashioned in its shock tactics and culminating in a ho-hum climax.
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Magical Mother

By eljomat
A magical and insane romp, Argento's best film in years! An epic fantasy where anything can happen. Filled with suspense, magic, mystery, and horror. Beautiful film with slick visuals and colorful...

Mater Suspiriorum, Mater Tenaebrarum, Mater Lachrymarum

By Horror_Scoper
La Terza Madre finally makes her big screen appearance. Yes, we saw her briefly in Inferno but that was only for a few moments. If you don't know your Argento, you should research a bit. This is the...

I left before it was over...

By i0sunshine0i
The worst movie I have ever seen....

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Rated NR