Mother (2009)

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A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove him innocent or to leave him imprisoned. (Source: Pusan International Film Festival)

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Oct 3, 2016
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Mother is Korean crime/thriller movie staring won bin (the man from nowhere) a mentality disabled man who is charged with murdering a highschool girl, his widowed mother Kim hye ja (dear my friends) tries every thing to prove her sons innocence. Jin goo (DOTs) plays won bins friend.
All actors did an excellent job portraying their characters, it was an enjoyable suspense thriller.
Kim hye ja was the star of the movie, read more with Oscar worthy performance as the mother, overprotective and would do anything to prove her beloved son innocent.
The movie is thoroughly engaging with a solid plot point and many original twists,
All the details were well presented, a mothers sacrifice and how far she will take it will make you get gripped and you'll find the 2 hour movie engaging you won't even notice time.
8.6/10 this shampoo loved it
Movie quotes:
"It was revenge"
"Don't call your son an idiot!"
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14 people found this review helpful
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Apr 6, 2012
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
This movie is so overrated!

I can't begin to describe the disappointment I felt near the end. Every site I checked for this movie had great reviews and people saying that it is one of 'the best Korean movies ever made' but I strongly disagree. I've watched better Korean movies and I'm not saying this movie is bad.

It's average.
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    Delfina Jul 31, 2017

    Bong Joonho is by far one of my favorites film directors. What a great movie!

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    SUNNY May 20, 2017

    The movie is deep and well acted. I like it quite a lot. But, it is Not for those looking for a light hearted comedy with extremely clear plot direction from the beginning. lol

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    sogand Aug 24, 2016 - edited

    My heart broke many times while watching this sad . and the ending was clear in my opinion.

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    Sora Jul 1, 2016

    I didnt like this movie. Quite boring

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    supalove May 11, 2015 - edited

    so this was a decent movie but i don't know where the mother went in the end, like where was she going, does anybody know?

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    KamZ Mar 22, 2015

    Where can I watch this movie? Been looking for it everywhere. Can't seem to find it. Help please.

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    pattyrn4 Jan 25, 2015 - edited

    Loved this movie EXCEPT for the ending.

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      KamZ Apr 3, 2015

      Where can I watch this movie? Been looking for it everywhere. Can't seem to find it. Help please.

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      pattyrn4 Jul 19, 2015

      Amazon prime free

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      KamZ Jul 20, 2015

      Thanks. Looks like we have to register though.

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    DBSK Mar 31, 2014
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    romnin18 Feb 20, 2013

    at the middle I sleep but when that scene I wake up again.....

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    somibomi Jan 16, 2013

    It was a good first timer, but the replay value was`nt all that

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    Kay-so Jul 18, 2012

    mother's dance was a very impressive..

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    MonikaB Jun 9, 2012 - edited

    I liked everything about the movie. And the ending...yes!

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      go2luv13 Jun 12, 2013

      thanks, I went to Sunstar international(asian video store)but they don't have.any chance u have it?

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      daughter_of_the_king Jun 14, 2013

      Unfortunately I don't have a digital copy of Mother. I know that "Alice in Videoland" DVD rentals has it and if your local University has a Cinema Study course it is highly likely to be in their DVD collection.

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      go2luv13 Jun 17, 2013

      thank you for ur effort to help me.much appreciated

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      Panda-san Aug 26, 2013

      I just remembered I watched this movie a long while ago on netflix. It might still be on there.

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    BBisTaty May 22, 2012

    I really liked the movie and Won Bin's acting, but, the ending...

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    acegasm Apr 24, 2012

    This was among the first K-movies I watched. Not something for someone who just started watching Korean stuff, because I found this rather slow and really disturbing. Not my cup of tea, but this movie was well-done.

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    ishiso Apr 8, 2012


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  • Release Date:

    May 28, 2009
  • Duration:

    2 hr. 8 min.


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