I Killed My Mother
I Killed My Mother (2013)

Hubert Minel, a brash 17 year old, dislikes his mother intensely. He gauges her with contempt, only seeing her out-of-date sweater, her kitschy décor and the vile bread crumbs that lodge in the corners of her noisy mouth. Below the surface… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 13, 2013
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rachel Saltz
New York Times

As a director, Mr. Dolan has a freewheeling style, and he's self-dramatizing enough to want to call attention to it without being too much of a visual show-off.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

A coming-of-age tale as ferociously raw as its teller -- the very young Xavier Dolan.

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Genevieve Yue
Film Comment Magazine

Dolan's vision, however distracted, remains strong ( ... ) As a writer, director, producer, and actor, he throws himself into the film's disjointed spaces, highlighting the ways in which multiple and contradictory states can be inhabited simultaneously

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Jay Weissberg
Variety

There's much to praise, especially the oh-so-real dialogue, but true psychological penetration is lacking and Dolan's hunger to prove his talent results in a superfluity of styles.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

What makes it extraordinary is its depth of feeling, which Dolan's age makes all the more impressive: he was just 19 when he made this.

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Wonderful performances, poignant story, light tone and nifty visuals add up to a smart art-house package. Should hold appeal well beyond the gay crowd.

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Peter Brunette
Hollywood Reporter

Uneven but funny and audacious adolescent comedy from a talented beginner.

Brandon Judell
CultureCatch

As an actor, Dolan's an accomplished comedian, one with a tragic core. And as a screenwriter and director, he's even better.

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Brandon Judell
indieWIRE

This just might be as close as we'll ever get to seeing "Catcher in the Rye" on the screen. Truly hilarious.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
A remarkable film from an 19 year old. Insightful and unflinchingly critical. Beautifully shot.
Mike T.
Xavier Dolan shows extreme capabilities as a writer, director, and actor. This film is no small feat, and it appears to be a sign of great things to come. As a… More
Carlos Magalhães
Xavier Dolan is a really talented, promissing young director. His filmmaking debut is a sensitive and involving approach to a semi-autobiographical subject, a… More
meril lupin
Simply brilliant. We've all been there - as a teenager, and perhaps also as a parent - had stupid arguments over nothing, then made up a second later;… More
Daniel Perry
Holy crap was this intense, checked it out in June on a short trip to Montreal. Very personal, very painful film, a little immature but an incredibly heavy… More
Noah Nemeroff
Xavier Dolan's impressive debut film 'I Killed My Mother (J'ai tué ma mère)' (2008) is emotionally deep look at a boy's relationship… More

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