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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 29
  3. Negative: 3 out of 29

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  1. Oct 9, 2010
    3
    While watching this film, one realizes that Rodrigo Garcia has been making the same movie... during all his career. His themes, style and framing is exactly the same throughout his work, maybe except for TV. It is a shame about this flick, a strong cast that turns awry due to the predictability of every single character an shot in the movie. Such a shame.
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64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

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  1. Positive: 23 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. Annette Bening is the most pivotal character in the movie, both angry and scared.
  2. Mother and Child is suffused with grief and loss. It’s also suffused with compassion and insight.
  3. Some may find the film overly schematic, but Garcia smartly uses three parallel narratives to probe the extraordinary nature of motherhood.