Based on 80 votes and 29 reviews.
This movie was the worst I've ever seen in a theater. How did this even make it to the box office?!
In the spirit of Sam Raimi, this film is a great suspenseful horror comedy that shows the difference between life’s experiences through the eyes of men and women.
Decent story idea. Bad writing, bad acting. The only reason this is labeled as a scary movie is the two, maybe three "jump scares". I wasted money on this so you don't have to. I would go so far as to say, to skip this when it hits TV.
I thought it was an incredible film. Georgina Campbell was superb as Tess. A single woman who is looking to rent a house in Detroit. Little does she know the truth that lies inside. Bill Skarsgard (Keith) was delightful to watch. While there were great jump scares, there was a great deal of humour to offset the creepiness. While not giving out too much more of the plot, I'll simply say Mother is worth the price of admission alone. Great special effects makeup, excellent camera angles and lighting.
No way real people would wander where these people went by themselves. I laughed more than I was frightened.
I am perplexed to see that people that rated this movie 5 starts are empty headed comments. I guess Tik-Tok is overachieving the dumbing down of the masses. DO NOT WATCH THIS WOKE GRABAGE
Woke. Just garbage
only an idiot would be scared of this movie. It's also not scary for anyone who has ever seen a horror movie before. Nothing original here. I'm not saying it's bad. It's grade c at best. But the hype makes it a let down. And the film is generally trying too hard to push feminist views on men. There's no good GUYS in the film.
If "The Protocols of Zion" was fiction written to stir up Antisemitism then "Barbarian" was written to stir up Misandry and false hope in an anti-white anti-male communist revolution. This movies underlying and thinly veiled political opinion on men is the most horrific part. At best the movie is a generic trope cut about an hour short and plays off stereotypes of human cruelty like Tales from the Crypt. However the message hidden within the everything of the film is entirely dangerous. Women and the Homeless Blacks are Good Guys. White Men and the capitalist system are scum. That's the message. The film is not scary at all. It's pretty tame, more plays on shock and gross out scenes. But far too few of those to even make this a good B movie. It's trying to be Jordan Peele. It's a failure. It's too woke and too short to be an enjoyable pure horror movie. This is a rated R episode of Goose Bumps at best.
Interesting use of lens, and camera angles. Great jump scares, and frightening scenes. Yet tragic and lonesome. A good time at the movies! Even if you go alone. During COVID. On a rainy day. ?