Mother, an exercise in torture porn, may be the vilest movie ever released by a major Hollywood studio. ... To experience the final half-hour is to understand what it must feel like to be a clump of broccoli in a Cuisinart. Loud, extravagant, and obnoxious, Mother is the kind of film that makes you want to walk out, demand your money back, then file for a restraining order that would forbid the director from coming within 500 miles of any filmmaking equipment again.
-- Kyle Smith, in his review of Darren Aronofsky's new film "mother!", National Review, 14 September 2017