Javier Bardem: Another Worst Movie of All Time Review

Posted on September 17, 2017 at 9:57 pm

I did not like Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!” one bit and called it pretentious and self-indulgent. I’m in the minority among critics, most of whom admired it, though many said they found it confusing. Rex Reed, however, hated it even more than I did, calling it possibly the worst movie of the century.

An exercise in torture and hysteria so over the top that I didn’t know whether to scream or laugh out loud…with the subtlety of a chainsaw…two hours of pretentious twaddle that tackles religion, paranoia, lust, rebellion, and a thirst for blood in a circus of grotesque debauchery.

That reminded me of another review of a film also starring Javier Bardem, “The Counselor,” dubbed by Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir not just “the worst movie ever made” but “a self-referential commentary on its own terribleness.”

Mr. Bardem, yes, you got an Oscar for the ultra-violent “No Country for Old Men,” but perhaps it’s time to try something different.

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