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

Universal acclaim - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. 100
    A great, lusty movie in the tradition of Bertrand Blier's "Going Places."
  2. Reviewed by: Jonathan Perry
    Sensual, funny, and moving film.
  3. A genuine rarity: a sex comedy with brains.
  4. 100
    One of those movies where "after that summer, nothing would ever be the same again." Yes, but it redefines "nothing."
  5. 100
    Raunchy, smart, ebullient, melancholy, insightful, surprising, funny, frank and sexy as all get-out.
  6. Sad, funny, sexy, and altogether marvelous.
  7. 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.
  8. 88
    Unabashedly frank in its depiction of sex -- too frank, probably, for more discreet viewers -- but it's never exploitive or seedy.
  9. Like watching an American teen-sex comedy through a glass darkly.
  10. The funniest and most emotionally charged erotic road movie since Bertrand Blier's "Going Places."
  11. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    The eroticism in Cuaron’s road movie (which broke all box-office records in Mexico) is the real deal: tactile, sexy, psychologically charged.
  12. 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.
  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. 100
    Cuaron's hot-blooded, haunting and wildly erotic film revels in the pleasures of the flesh without losing touch with thought and feeling.
  15. 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.
  16. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    Frank, funny and true as "Ghost World."
  17. A vivid, thoughtful, unapologetically raw coming-of-age tale full of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.
  18. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    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.
  19. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Aug 18, 2014
    The digressiveness of Y Tu Mamá También is its masterstroke.
  20. "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.
  21. 90
    Director Alfonso Cuarón works with a quicksilver fluidity, and the movie is fast, funny, unafraid of sexuality and finally devastating.
  22. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Can be taken on many levels, and that's why it works so completely.
  23. Give yourself away to this movie and you'll be glad you did.
  24. Reviewed by: Ann Hornaday
    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.
  25. 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.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 153 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 63
  2. Negative: 10 out of 63
  1. Aug 24, 2011
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  2. SamS.
    Jun 13, 2007
    Very good film. Better than I thought it would be. Storyline is excellent.
  3. TyeN.
    Aug 7, 2006
    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 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 »