Hi, Mom!
Hi, Mom! (1970)

Writer/director Brian DePalma's sequel to his 1968 counter-culture comedy "Greetings" is an even wilder attack on the insanity of bourgeois life in modern America. Although the film focuses on an amateur pornographer who tries… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1970
DVD Release Date: December 7, 2004
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

De Palma offers a self-conscious time capsule of downtown sights and moods, especially in his rambunctious, hilarious, yet nonetheless disturbing parodies of public television.

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Fernando F. Croce

Brian De Palma's joke, in its manifold aspects, roasts the counterculture's naďveté regarding cinema as "truth 24 frames per second"

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Christopher Null

comes across as one big joke

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Hi, Mom! suffers from an almost painfully meandering and off-the-wall vibe that grows more and more infuriating as time slowly progresses.

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Emanuel Levy

Sort of a sequel to De Palma's Greetings: De Niro plays a Vietnam vet who attempts to pursue a "Peeping Tom" art career with a new kind of porn film.

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

The most Hitchcockian riff that De Palma ever examined is the capacity for the human psyche to harbor intense, complicated divergence.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Now considered valued mostly as a relic.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Wasn't quite as controversial as its X-rated predecessor, Greetings (1968), but it still has a bite, even today.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This movie is more of a documentary about radical New York film and theatre groups in 1970. It's really uneven and all over the place, and the end… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Before turning into a suspense auteur, Brian DePalma directed this subversive little film, heavily inspired by the vanguardist french nouvelle vague. A sequel… More
Lady D'arbanville
My guess is it's a 'you'll get it or you won't' kind of movie. Personally I found it a pleasantly surprising quirky film and the title… More
Stephen M
"Greetings" was good but the sequel "Hi, Mom!" is astonishing, easily the best of Brian De Palma's early comedies and still one of the… More
Conner Rainwater
Continuing the hilarious scenario fro Greetings, this is an even better film with a lot more direction and better acting. Robert De Niro continues to dominate… More
Adam Mahler
DePalma never came closer to Godard, and DeNiro has never been funnier