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Bong Joon-Ho's "Mother" - A Review

Never underestimate the frightening determination of a Korean mother. By Steve Walker

Mother (R)

Ingenious Korean director Bong Joon-Ho's last film was a sea-creature-gone-berserk fright film with a sense of humor. Here, he tops himself as a master of chilling cinema with a wink.

Kim Hye-Ja (said to be the Donna Reed of Korean television) is magnificent as a woman fighting with every fiber of her being to free her son's name for a murder he probably didn't commit.

Her perseverance, grit and determination are traits similar to those in carnivorous mothers in the wild - you wrong them at your peril. This is a roller coaster of a film that dares you to guess the director's next move or look away. Sure to be on my Top Ten. - Steve Walker

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