Ma

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64% Audience Score64%
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    It's a pretty decent horror flick that builds some good suspense through the course of the film. The casting and characterization were great, even if teens in horror movies make continually bad decisions, it felt somewhat realistic for the majority of what they chose to do. There were several choices the writers made that I think could have been altered or just removed entirely but I don't think it detracts from the integrity of the plot. I'd recommend it, although it's not breaking any new ground it's still worth a watch for an interesting story and watching someone go totally nuclear. For this review and more, visit TheCynicist.com
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    This movie was a mess of tangled story lines and flashbacks with a very unsatisfying punchline. I expect more from Blumhouse. My question: why no epilogue? Nothing to deal with any of the messy conclusion's results. The movie is a slow, slow burn, but it was not the worst thing I have ever seen.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    I really didn’t care for this movie. Octavia Spencer’s performance was incredible but the movie itself was just underwhelming because from the trailer, it looked amazing. The only “scary” parts were in the last 30 minutes or so and even then, it wasn’t even that scary.
  • 2 of 5 stars
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    Lame!!! Predictable and all because she was bullied she tormented their kids 🙄
  • 1 of 5 stars
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    So terrible it's hard to describe- I wanted to see this for months, knew the release date for DVD, & still watched it despite the reviews. Such a bad idea. The dumbest choices, worst character consistency, & weirdest scenes. BAD MOVIE
  • 0.5 of 5 stars
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    Straight trash, do not watch
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Slight spoilers follow. I would compare this to Robin Williams' One Hour Photo. There's the same tension between revulsion at the protagonist's actions and an understanding of their psychology and motivations. Ultimately, we stop short of complete sympathy with Sue Ann, but we understand her and even share her thirst for revenge, even if it's ultimately disproportionate to the crime perpetrated against her. Interesting twists in character motivations and intentions keep Ma particularly interesting along the way. Everyone is well cast and rises to the challenge of their respective parts, particularly Octavia Spencer and Juliette Lewis. I also always love to see Missi Pyle, though she didn't have as much to do. I had few quibbles and found much to admire.   I'm baffled by the lukewarm critical response to this. I'm not a "slasher" horror fan.  I was interested mostly to see Octavia Spencer in a lead role, so it could be that people more familiar with this genre will find it doesn't compare well, but, as a slasher naif, I was engrossed.  
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    This movie is fudged up. And that’s good because this movie is a horror movie but it takes a long long time to get fudged up. And the somewhat twist is like a duh in the first 5 minutes of the movie. This is another forgettable horror movie from universal Studios and blumhouse. Better luck next time.
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    Octavia is much better than the script (as well as several seasoned actors). Nothing new is brought to the genre of teen thrillers. I’m sure there is an audience for this movie, but I bet they’ll find it tedious at best. Mildly entertaining and slightly frustrating.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    so bad, it's good