Ma

critic Reviews

, 55% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • 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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    Sezín KoehlerBitch Media
    [Ma is] an antihero of the highest caliber...The catharsis was glorious.
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    The movie itself is fairly ordinary... [But] when [Octavia Spencer] goes bananas, she pulls the rip-cord. She has all kinds of fun.
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    Roxana HadadiPajiba
    Ma boasts an impressively against-type performance from Octavia Spencer but not much else that is either truly scary or emotionally engaging.
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    Aramide TinubuStylecaster
    Unfortunately, with the campy script and the plot line ripped straight from Hulu's The Act-by the third act of Ma, the movie literally implodes in on itself leaving the audience wondering, wtf they just watched.
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    K. Austin CollinsVanity Fair
    There's a good movie trapped somewhere in Tate Taylor's Ma. That's the frustrating part.
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    Jocelyn NoveckAssociated Press
    The Oscar-winning actress (Octavia Spencer) is the only reason to see "Ma," and she's clearly having a grand old campy time playing Sue Ann.
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    Grant WatsonFiction Machine
    It is as dreadful mess, but worse still it is a dull one.
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    Nyle ColemanInSession Film
    Ma is an interesting take on the consequences of high school bullying. It is great at allowing the viewers to see it through the eyes of the victim, Sue Ann, and even understand how it deeply affected her...
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    Nicolas SotoBut Why Tho? A Geek Community
    Overall, I did not really enjoy watching the film nor can I recommend it.
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    Keith GarlingtonKeith & the Movies
    ...there is only so much you can pull from what can best be described as run-of-the-mill teen stock characters.
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