60

Empire

By David Hughes
A nasty little chiller from the Saw director with the evergreen De Mornay on top form.
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60

Total Film

By Jamie Graham
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.
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60

Village Voice

By Nick Pinkerton
Mother's Day is distinguished, at least, by De Mornay's porcelain-smile lampoon of castigating matriarchy.
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50

Variety

Undistinguished apart from Rebecca De Mornay's performance as an unhinged mama.
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40

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
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.
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30

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
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.
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20

The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
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.
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0

Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
A home-invasion film like Mother's Day is elongated coitus interruptus.
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34 out of 100
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