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  • Summary: Mammoth follows a young New York family that has stumbled into a world of money and big decisions. Leo, the creator of a booming website, and Ellen, a dedicated emergency surgeon live the perfect life with their 8-year old daughter Jackie. But when Leo travels to Thailand on business, and Ellen begins to see her daughter less and less after her long hours at work, a chain of events is sparked that will have dramatic consequences for everyone. (IFC Films) Expand
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  1. In the flawless cast, Williams is the most affecting.
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    Mammoth is a perfectly decent film. Too bad it isn't more thoughtful. It's easy to regret misfortune if all you do is regret it.
  3. Mammoth manages to be as affecting as it is heartfelt.
  4. Moodysson’s meticulous attention to surfaces allows him to draw a stark contrast between the Americans’ affluence and the Asians’ poverty, but his final observation--that somehow the rich will muddle through--is hardly a bold statement.
  5. Mr. Moodysson has never met a pleasure he didn’t want to punish.
  6. Reviewed by: Alissa Simon
    A mixed bag, Mammoth is a good-looking, smoothly directed, continent-hopping drama about parents and children, globalization and the disconnect between rich and poor, but comes with too much repetitive exposition and lacks an emotional payoff.
  7. The overlapping stories, the emotional disconnect, the heavy-handed symbolism -- no, it's not a movie from the makers of "Babel," its a mumbling, stammering copycat drama from Swedish director Lukas Moodysson.

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  1. Sep 9, 2010
    Una pelicula chantajista de la peor especie. A White Man's Burden Production. La producción, eso sí, es impecable y el reparto, esforzado. Pero el resultado es peor que el peor guión de Guillermo Arriaga. Expand