Mother’s Day – Movie Review
Director: Mateusz Rakowicz
Writer: Lukasz M Maciejewski, Mateusz Rakowicz (Screenplay)
- Agnieszka Grochowska (Child 44)
- Sebastian Dela (Nobody Sleeps in the Woods)
- Szymon Wroblewski (Leave No Traces)
- Jowita Budnik (Doll)
- Ewa Rodart (Moj dlug)
Plot: Nina, a secretive ex-NATO Special Operations agent, must use all her lethal skills to save her son who has been kidnapped by ruthless gangsters. Finding Max is a double chance for her. A chance for a new sense of adrenaline and the possibility of returning to life for her son, whom she must have had more.
Runtime: 1 Hour 34 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Mother’s Day starts as ex-NATO Special Operations Agent Nina (Grochowska) watches over her son Max. Max was raised in a foster family, but Nina makes sure he is keeping out of trouble. However, one day her past has come back to haunt her. Max is kidnapped but a ruthless gang.
Nina must use all her skills to track down the kidnappers to save her son. However, the gang isn’t going to go down without a fight as Nina is faced with countless enemies.
Verdict on Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is an action thriller that has a striking resemblance to Netflix’s other recent movie ‘Mother’. It follows a more military figure that went into hiding to protect their child who was raised by a foster family. However, when their past comes back to haunt them, they must use their skills to protect their family.
This gets all the points for the action sequences that hit hard throughout. As for the story it keeps us guessing, with plenty of twists along the way. When it comes to the characters in the gang, we get a string of over-the-top figures. Agnieszka Grochowska is wonderful in the leading role as the ruthless agent who will do anything to get her son back. She is cold in delivery and deadly in the fights.
Where to Watch: Mother’s Day is available on Netflix now.
Final Thoughts – Mother’s Day is a hard-hitting non-stop action flick.