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Mrs. Lowry & Son Reviews

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January 21, 2020
A fascinating if sometimes repetitive account of an emotionally abusive relationship between mother and son. The outdoor scenes that reference Lowry's paintings lighten the claustrophobia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 2, 2019
Martyn Hesford adapts his play for the screen with this very stagey and often uneasy two-hander, notable for fine work from Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall...
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 27, 2019
Timothy Spall's performance is a sterling study of understatement and pent-up frustration opposite a bed-bound Venessa Redgrave, who plays his domineering, ego-crushing horror of a mother.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 27, 2019
...has a small canvas (sorry), and it suffers from a certain determined ordinariness, but it is affecting in other ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 16/20
November 27, 2019
On the screen, Mrs Lowry and Son, much like one of Lowry's own paintings, is a wee gem on a small canvas, full of loving details within its apparently simple and unadorned style.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 27, 2019
Both actors give this bed-bound script their all and their jousting is enjoyable if you like other people's pain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 10, 2019
An essay on family, and life, by two of the greatest living actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 8, 2019
Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall give a master class in acting. The whole movie is a character study but what a study it is in the hands of these terrific thespians.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 1, 2019
If often sad and unsettling, the film is also livelier and less oppressive than it may sound thanks to the fine writing, deft direction by Adrian Noble, and the superb, if painful interplay between Redgrave and Spall.
October 30, 2019
Mrs. Lowry And Son is by turns hilarious, brutal and tender, and like the best drama, it will leave you wondering what's going on behind the closed doors of all the other houses in Pendlebury and further afield.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 28, 2019
Mrs. Lowry and Son has an appealing old-school charm and two performances that make it worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 6, 2019
A study of the painter LS Lowry that, with sly whimsy and darkness, finds a universality of the creative psyche via the toxic relationship with his mother, who tried (unsuccessfully) to crush him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 2, 2019
With quieter work from Spall and a simplicity of direction that works in its favour, Adrian Noble's film is a sweet and funny tale about enjoying what you have, not resenting what you don't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 31, 2019
Within three or four short exchanges she establishes Mrs Lowry as one of the great maternal monsters of cinema, up there with Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest or Piper Laurie in Carrie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 30, 2019
The performances are great.
August 29, 2019
Captivating but overly sentimental at times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 28, 2019
Mrs Lowery & Son is a quality drama - nothing more, nothing less.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 28, 2019
Noble delivers what is really theatre on screen, clingfilmed sandwiches rustling from the stalls. But Spall and Redgrave excel and the art endures.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 28, 2019
An entertaining showcase for two first-class performers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 28, 2019
This is a slightly uneven, yet beautifully observed, moving and expertly acted biopic which acts as a fitting tribute to one of the greatest and most enigmatic British artists of the twentieth century.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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