Mama Weed

critic Reviews

, 78% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Mama Weed fails to fully engage with its themes -- but that's a relatively small quibble with Isabelle Huppert in the central role.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal
    It's a terrific performance in a film that swings gracefully between drama and kinetic farce
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    Bilge EbiriNew York Magazine/Vulture
    That's the magic of Huppert... her whirling, anxious performance is the main reason to see this picture.
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    Michael RechtshaffenLos Angeles Times
    As Huppert's career choices go, "Mama Weed" serves as a perfectly satisfying amuse-bouche before she dives back into the meatier stuff.
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    Glenn KennyRogerEbert.com
    Mama Weed has its quaint side, especially as marijuana laws worldwide get liberalized (happily), but it provides a warm buzz nevertheless.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    A.O. ScottNew York Times
    There are plenty of so-so movies that Huppert redeems with her presence, but this is just a bad one that she happens to be in.
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    Robert AbeleTheWrap
    Since Huppert is one of cinema's great portraitists of casually empowering deviance, it's not surprising that watching her subvert the law for late-in-life pleasure is its own ticklish reward.
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    Rene SanchezCine Sin Fronteras
    Isabelle Huppert is superb. However, this light comedy explores so many themes without fully committing to any of them. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Jane FreeburyThe Canberra Times (Australia)
    A well-turned, whip-smart crime comedy with the provocative, insouciant Isabelle Huppert in her usual terrific form as another character who may not always be easy to like
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    Armond WhiteNational Review
    Mama Weed is a trifling gloss on serious issues, but it's also about a woman and a civilization, both trying to come to terms with themselves.
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    Carla HayCulture Mix
    The movie's dark comedic spin and Isabelle Huppert's captivating performance make the hard-to-believe and absurdist elements of the plot easier to enjoy ... [Her] performance is worth watching in this unconventional crime caper.
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