Ma

critic Reviews

54% Rotten Tomatometer Score54%
  • Octavia Spencer's performance overpowers many of Ma's flaws, but uneven pacing and a labored story keep this thriller from fully realizing its unhinged potential.
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    Paul ChambersMovie Chambers
    "Ma" is poorly written, but Spencer lifts it up by making her crazy lady character at least a little understandable.
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    Vincent SchillingIndian Country Today
    Ma is a hilarious, yet creepy take on the 'cool neighborhood mom' a bizarre and outrageous romp through the sinister world of 'Sue Ann' played by Oscar nominee Octavia Spencer
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    Jonathan RobertsThe New Paper (Singapore)
    It's daft, it doesn't really make sense and the talent here could have, should have created something much, much better.
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    Emmanuel NoisetteThe Movie Blog
    Ma is an excellent showcase of Octavia Spencer's talent, but the crazy train can only take you so far.
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    John LuiThe Straits Times (Singapore)
    This movie proves that interesting casting choices putting a new spin on old ideas do not guarantee that a horror movie will be either scary or even entertaining.
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    Oscar GoffBoston Hassle
    For those looking for a nasty bit of grand guignol poison fluff, you could certainly do worse. If only it hadn't arrived in a year when you could also do better.
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    Oggs CruzRappler
    Ma isn't a bad film. It just isn't very convincing.
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    Dominic GriffinSpectrum Culture
    ...what audiences are going to leave salivating for is a series of exponentially [awful] sequels that cut out the emotional undercurrents and focus on what really matters: Octavia Spencer excitedly slaughtering annoying kids...
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    Rob DeanDaily Grindhouse
    MA isn't fine art...For those looking for a good time at the movies with plenty of laugh lines, bits of violent shock, and a stirring performance, then MA will fit the bill nicely.
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    Kelli WestonThe Skinny
    The film toys with very real traumas and avoids every event to engage with them. In the end, what fun there is to be had is shallow.
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