• Studio: IFC
  • Release Date: Mar 15, 2002
Metascore
88

Universal acclaim - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. 100
    One of those movies where "after that summer, nothing would ever be the same again." Yes, but it redefines "nothing."
  2. 100
    Cuaron's hot-blooded, haunting and wildly erotic film revels in the pleasures of the flesh without losing touch with thought and feeling.
  3. The funniest and most emotionally charged erotic road movie since Bertrand Blier's "Going Places."
  4. Sad, funny, sexy, and altogether marvelous.
  5. Give yourself away to this movie and you'll be glad you did.
  6. 100
    Echoes the unmistakable freshness and excitement of the Nouvelle Vague, the sense of joy in being alive and making movies, that made those works distinctive and unforgettable.
  7. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    100
    Can be taken on many levels, and that's why it works so completely.
  8. 100
    There are so many good things to say about this film it's hard to find a statement that really nails it. Perhaps we can leave at this: Y Tu Mama Tambien is originality writ large.
  9. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    90
    It's the way Cuarón demonstrates how a simple teen comedy can suddenly blossom into a study of sexual mores, a Mexican political allegory, a song of lamentation -- and still be breezy and funny and sexy as hell.
  10. 88
    Unabashedly frank in its depiction of sex -- too frank, probably, for more discreet viewers -- but it's never exploitive or seedy.
  11. A genuine rarity: a sex comedy with brains.
  12. 90
    Director Alfonso Cuarón works with a quicksilver fluidity, and the movie is fast, funny, unafraid of sexuality and finally devastating.
  13. 100
    Teems with pot smoke, body parts and profane outbursts -- you ride a giggly wave throughout, jokes and turn-ons and shocking sights alternating in buoyant fashion.
  14. "You're so lucky to live in Mexico," Luisa says. "Look at it -- it breathes with life." So does Y Tu Mama Tambien, both the pant of passion and shuddering sigh of regret.
  15. That rare thing, a Hollywood teen flick transfigured into something like pubescent scripture: In the beginning, there was lust; in the end, there is knowledge.
  16. 100
    A great, lusty movie in the tradition of Bertrand Blier's "Going Places."
  17. Like watching an American teen-sex comedy through a glass darkly.
  18. A vivid, thoughtful, unapologetically raw coming-of-age tale full of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.
  19. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Aug 18, 2014
    90
    The digressiveness of Y Tu Mamá También is its masterstroke.
  20. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    90
    The eroticism in Cuaron’s road movie (which broke all box-office records in Mexico) is the real deal: tactile, sexy, psychologically charged.
  21. 100
    One of the most joyous movies I've ever seen, and one of the handful of great erotic films the movies have given us.
  22. 100
    Raunchy, smart, ebullient, melancholy, insightful, surprising, funny, frank and sexy as all get-out.
  23. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    100
    Frank, funny and true as "Ghost World."
  24. Reviewed by: Jonathan Perry
    88
    Sensual, funny, and moving film.
  25. Reviewed by: Ann Hornaday
    100
    Part travelogue, part road picture, part meditation on class, mortality and intimacy, this extraordinary little movie might be the perfect harbinger of summer, as astute as it is steamy.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 140 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 63
  2. Negative: 10 out of 63
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    9
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  2. SamS.
    Jun 13, 2007
    10
    Very good film. Better than I thought it would be. Storyline is excellent.
  3. TyeN.
    Aug 7, 2006
    10
    This is an excellent film and, like Maria Full of Grace, is almost too real in it's subject. The actors, along with the excellent script, convey these characters and these situations with such authenticity it's almost a documentary. Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna are great, but Maribel Verdu is fantastic as the glue that holds the film together. Her performance is stunning. Alfonso Cuaron's direction is amazing, and this film is most definitely a must see. Full Review »