I AM MOTHER (2019) Reviews and overview

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‘She’ll keep you safe’

I Am Mother is a 2019 Australian science fiction thriller feature film directed by Grant Sputore from a screenplay by Michael Lloyd Green. The movie stars Rose Byrne, Hilary Swank, Clara Rugaard and Luke Hawker.


A teenage girl is raised underground by a kindly robot “Mother” — designed to repopulate the earth following the extinction of humankind. However, their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news…


“The complaint might be that the film keeps hinting and suggesting a big revelation about what is happening but the end arrived at is nothing too surprising – merely the confirmation of which of the two sides is right. What makes the film stand out though is the robot. The filmmakers have attained some exemplary work from the Weta Workshop in the design.” Moria

“While I Am Mother has a great premise, and the perfect casting, I think the film could be even better with a shave off of the almost two-hour run-time or a reworking of the pacing in the movie.” We Live Entertainment


I Am Mother is available for streaming on Netflix from 7 June 2019.

Cast and characters:

  • Rose Byrne … Mother (voice)
  • Hilary Swank … Woman – The Gift; Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Clara Rugaard … Daughter
  • Luke Hawker … Mother
  • Tahlia Sturzaker … Child
  • Jacob Nolan … Brother
  • Hazel Sandery … Toddler
  • Maddie Lenton … Infant
  • Summer Lenton … Toddler

Technical details:

115 minutes


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