My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2010)

Brad (Michael Shannon) has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place... Based on a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 2010
DVD Release Date: September 14, 2010
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Critic Score: 49% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

What they deliver is the sort of fake mysticism that usually ensues when secular intellectuals try to plumb the depths of religious faith.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Confounds all convention and denies all expected pleasures, providing instead the delight of watching Herzog feed the police hostage formula into the Mixmaster of his imagination.

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Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

The version of madness displayed by [Michael Shannon's] Brad is not typically dramatic; it's mostly just strange, and dances the line bordering on goofiness.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

My Son, My Son... may be a minor work in the Herzog canon but it's still one of the more fascinating, frustrating, disturbing and beautiful experiences available to cinemagoers this year.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Lynch and Herzog have tickled us for years with their dwarves and iguanas and impenetrable stories. This collaboration represents the vanishing point of willful obscurity.

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Daily Express (UK)

More like a bad dream than a good film.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

One of Herzog's quirky misfires.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

As a writer-director with five decades' worth of notable screen work to his credit, [Herzog] certainly can't be faulted for taking risks, even if it means now and then, well, falling on his sword.

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Anton Bitel

It is a film that addresses itself directly to the audience of Lynch and Herzog, and sets out, in its own special way, to "razzle them, dazzle them, razzle dazzle them."

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
There was an awesome team behind this, with David Lynch producing, and Werner Herzog co-writing and directing. That fact alone makes this film interesting.… More
Dan Schultz
An unbearably pretentious bore concerning a mentally unstable man (Michael Shannon), convinced he has been spoken to by God, who kills his mother after… More
Mark Walker
Sometimes a film comes along that although it hasn't received a wide release or even a reasonable marketing campaign, it can capture your attention by the… More
Robert C
As a fan of both Herzog & Lynch, I was extremely excited by the idea of this union. And them when I saw the cast, my interest was peaked even more.… More
Melvin White
Brad McCullum: Some people act a role, others play a part!† "The Mystery Isn't Who. But Why." I really have no idea on what to think of My Son,… More
Gordon Anderson
Intriguing, stylized study of a descent into madness, ably portrayed by Shannon who is rapidly becoming the go-to-guy for unhinged loons. Herzog keeps his… More