With 30 reviews published to date, the sci-fi thriller “Mother / Android” (Mother / Android), starring Chloë Grace Moretz, has only received a 33% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The film was released in Brazil exclusively through Netflix earlier this week.
The general consensus is that despite the protagonists’ good performance, the film fails to present a compelling story – being labeled as “depressing and suffering.”
We separate the extracts from the main reviews:
“Maybe the only good thing that can be said about this depressing Hulu movie is that it’s not as bad as its title.” (IndieWire)
“It’s a well-constructed film that knows how to function well within the limits of its resources, integrating its sets with good visual effects to create the image of a civilization vanishing in a matter of months.” (Variety)
“Unfortunately, despite the protagonists ‘good performance and a story with the filmmakers’ personal connections, the plot fails to capture our imaginations.” (Los Angeles Times)
“There are great performances in this film directed by Mattson Tomlin, who is not afraid to show the audience generous doses of violence, suffering and sadness.” (The Wall Street Journal)
“In the end, ‘Mother / Android’ tells a harsh, dark story about sacrifice, survival, and our over-reliance on technology.” (Detroit News)
“This astonishing and transcendent science fiction is an intense narrative full of tense and dramatic scenes. When I finished the movie I was shocked and can’t wait to see it again. (Joblo)
In the plot, in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by the android revolt, a young pregnant woman and her boyfriend desperately seek a safe place.
Algee Smith, Raúl Castillo, Jon F. Merz, Kiara Pichardo, Jason Bowen and Jared Reinfeldt also star in the film.
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