|Crew:||Director: Grant Sputore | Writer: Michael Lloyd Green | Music: Dan Luscombe | Editor: Sean Lahiff | Casting: Nikki Barrett | Production Design: Hugh Bateup | Art Direction: Todd Smythe | Art Direction: Adam Wheatley | Set Decoration: Lisa Brennan | Costume Design: Marriott Kerr|
A teenage girl is raised underground by a robot "Mother", designed to repopulate the earth following an extinction event. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.
As technology edges closer to our bodies, and the notion of genetic engineering and artificially intelligent drones begin to feel less outlandish, these age-old questions on the ethics and impact of science take on a more urgent dimension. ‘I Am Mother’ explores them with intelligence and style. Not only is it by far the best science fiction film to emerge from among the multitude of Netflix Originals, but cult gem status surely beckons. - Jake Watt
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Bottle-episode sci-fi films have treated me pretty well in the past. I Am Mother is not the greatest example of such a thing, but it is a fair one. Props in particular when it comes to the titular Mother, who absolutely feels realistic in this.
Final rating:★★½ - Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole.