Mother Of George
Mother Of George (2013)

MOTHER OF GEORGE is a poetic and moving second feature by Andrew Dosunmu (RESTLESS CITY), starring Danai Gurira (Michonne from AMC's The Walking Dead, THE VISITOR). Featuring stunning work by acclaimed cinematographer Bradford Young… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 13, 2013
DVD Release Date: February 4, 2014
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Director Andrew Dosunmu's style takes some getting used to, but Mother of George compensates with powerful acting, a thoughtful script, and gorgeous visuals.

Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

After a while it's hard to take Dosunmu's barrage of off-center compositions ... dialogue sequences that have the actor converse with empty space, and close-ups that reduce faces and objects to blobs of light.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

In the end, "George" becomes almost as irritating as that mother-in-law.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Has the advantage of novelty and authenticity, but Dosunmu's ellipitical and self-consciously tasteful approach robs the material of some of its power...

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

It takes about 60 seconds before the elegant "Mother of George" has you firmly inside the world it has created.

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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic

It's a powerfully sensual movie, gorgeously lensed colors and textures conveying its characters emotional states while thoughtfully exploring the range of human sexuality through Adenike's experience.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An engaging immigrant drama of the traditional Nigerian experience in NYC.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Serious cinema of the globalist sort.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

The whole cast is good, but the film wouldn't work without a great performance from Gurira, who is of Zimbabwean descent.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

There is a lot of wisdom in this film. There is strength in the old traditions, and error, too. In America, many people don't have these old traditions to guide them. They are something to hold onto, and that is a comfort.

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