Mammoth (Mammut)
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 49%

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"An interesting idea, but Mammoth's good intentions -- like its characters' -- are lost somewhere in the delivery."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"In Mammoth, when a rich child eats her lunch in New York, a poor boy in the Philippines cries. And so it goes, as privilege begets exploitation with grimly deterministic logic and pages and pages of bad dialogue."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"The real trouble with Mammoth is that [Lukas] Moodysson, more practiced in subtlety than he's given credit for, exhibits none here."
‑ Laura Kern, Film Comment Magazine
"Mammoth looks sleek and is well-acted but the preachy tone is hard to bear."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"Mammoth is a masterclass in feel-bad cinema."
‑ Adam Woodward, Little White Lies
"Too many films exploit the perils faced by children when the social contract is ruptured, but Mammoth earns its cruel, sensationalistic turns and then some."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Mammoth manages to be as affecting as it is heartfelt."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"Having spent a decade purposefully alienating audiences, Swedish writer/director Lukas Moodysson claws his way back into the mainstream with this condescending, glossy slice of We Are The World-style film-making."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"[A] Babel-ish drama about the malaises wrought by globalisation, how we're closer than ever, and yet, if I'm not mistaken, farther apart. Unfortunately, you've seen it already."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"[A] fatuous, self-serving and fantastically dishonest exercise in pseudo-compassion, composed in the supercilious "globalised" style of Alejandro González Iñarritu's 2006 film Babel."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"The overlapping stories, the emotional disconnect, the heavy-handed symbolism -- no, it's not a movie from the makers of Babel, its a mumbling, stammering copycat drama from Swedish director Lukas Moodysson."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Any semblance of subtlety was unfortunately lost in translation."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"This is the Mike Leigh paradis terrestre, as good as it gets."
‑ David Sexton, This is London
"There's nothing intrinsically wrong with message movies like this provided the characters feel real (they don't) and it's handled with a light touch (it isn't)."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"As woolly and elephantine as its title."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
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