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Reviews: Goodnight Mommy (2015)

goodnight_mommyHere are review links for this film submitted by our members:

  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: Prodotto da Seidl, il film sembra avere però molti più debiti con il cinema della tortura e della falsa coscienza borghese di Haneke, da cui mutua il tono rigoroso nella messa in scena ed il gioco al massacro che passo dopo passo rivela chi sono le vere vittimmie e chi i carnefici, ribaltando sapientemente verità e menzogne, realtà e rappresentazione.
  • [New – 2/18/16] | Sean Axmaker @ Stream On Demand
    • Excerpt: Goodnight Mommy (2015) is an unsettling horror film built on scars (physical and psychological) that upset the connection between a mother (Susanne Wuest) and her sons…
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Cowriter/directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala prove themselves masters of misdirection in this psychological horror film in which the less said about the better.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Fiala and Franz explain all of this in purely visual terms … with minimal dialogue and an unswerving escalation of tension.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: I dare say within its framework, I faced a small handful of the most uniquely disquieting images I have ever seen. You can’t unsee these things.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: More gut-wrencher than stomach-churner, “Goodnight Mommy” hypnotically crawls under the skin and follows the viewer home, remaining there.
  • Greg Klymkiw @ The Film Corner
    • Excerpt: To say the film is creepy is, at the very least, an understatement, but creepy it is and scarier than most anything you’ll set your eyeballs upon this year. Oh, and yes, the movie provides plenty of chuckles of the most malevolent kind to catch you off guard and relieve (somewhat) the unbearable tension.
  • Daniel Lackey @ Cinema Axis
    • Excerpt: Goodnight Mommy finds a primal pressure-point in the unevolved subconscious and knows when to press its finger down.
  • Don Lewis @ Hammer to Nail
  • Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German]
    • Excerpt: An expertly made, distinctly Austrian horror film in the vein of Haneke’s ‘Funny Games’.
  • Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews
    • Excerpt: What transpires is horrific in scope—on par with Michael Haneke‘s own Austrian horror Funny Games.
  • Kristy Puchko @ Spinoff Online, Pajiba
    • Excerpt: Seek out Goodnight Mommy if you dare. Hang in their through its most savage sequence, and you’ll come out the other side with the kind of electrifying cinema experience you’ll brag about for years.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Although you might figure out the big final twist in ‘Goodnight Mommy’ early on—which isn’t all that difficult to do—it will probably still fascinate you, as well as creep you out.
  • Ron Wilkinson @ Monsters and Critics
    • Excerpt: When things go wrong at home, they really go wrong.
Updated: February 18, 2016 — 9:55 pm
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