Mama

Mama

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Mama Reviews

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Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine

The seeds of a truly great horror film are here, but they aren't quite developed enough to leave you with something truly memorable.

Full Review Source: Movie Mezzanine | Original Score: C+

February 20, 2014
Dan Kaufman
Paste Magazine

Mama is a terrifying success.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 8.8/10

January 1, 2014
Brent Simon
Screen International

Mama is a serviceable scary movie that never quite coheres into something special.

Full Review Source: Screen International

January 1, 2014
Vanessa Farquharson
National Post

Devotees of this genre should make a point of seeing the film, if only because it's a great example of how to be creepy without resorting to cliché. But don't expect any true horror to emerge, at least in the traditional sense.

Full Review Source: National Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2014
Louis Black
Austin Chronicle

Haunting and extremely atmospheric, Mama is a horror film imbued with an unsettling and affecting power.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2014
Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail
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The problem is that [the] movie barely meets the minimum generic requirements, and thus comes off as pretentious for presuming to hover so airily above them.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2014
Wesley Morris
Grantland
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[The movie] has more integrity than its creepshow peers. The story basically comes down to a dead-looking woman who doesn't want to be a mother fighting for parental custody against a long-dead woman who does. (Grad students, start your theses.)

Full Review Source: Grantland | Original Score: C+

August 1, 2013
Jordan Farley
SFX Magazine

Mama plays its hand curiously early and suffers for it.

Full Review Source: SFX Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

June 17, 2013
Elias Savada
Film Threat

There's a lot of imagination in the film's scare tactics that remind me of the disturbing charm of Val Lewton movies of old.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

June 6, 2013
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

I can't hate a film operating at this level cinematically. But I can try.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 2/4

May 27, 2013
Margot Harrison
Seven Days

Maternal-instinct-versus-the-monster is such a horror cliché that it feels almost subversive to watch a movie where the protagonist is a reluctant 'mom.'

Full Review Source: Seven Days | Original Score: 7/10

May 22, 2013
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

The story-telling may be a bit confused at times. But, you've got to love the genuine scares and images that "Mama" brings to the table.

Full Review Source: Movie Chambers | Original Score: B

May 15, 2013
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A creepy and often heartbreaking look at family and how it can empower good. And pure evil.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

May 11, 2013
Meredith Borders
Badass Digest

MAMA's a little silly and a little flawed, but it's a blast, it's original and, most importantly, it carries genuine emotional weight.

Full Review Source: Badass Digest

April 3, 2013
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire

In the end the clichés and overly repetitive plot structure can't derail what is a well-played, well-shot horror flick.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 3/5

March 17, 2013

Just how scary is Mama? Put it this way; if you're suffering from constipation, this'll cure you.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 17, 2013
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au

There are lots of shocks but no real surprises in Andres Muschietti's Mama, a grimy, unpleasant Canadian-Spanish co-production from the stable of Guillermo del Toro.

Full Review Source: sbs.com.au

March 15, 2013
Dave White
Movies.com

[Andy Muschietti, Neil Cross, Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro] have an intuitive understanding of internalized chaos... and, best of all, the pleasures of a really cool, skinny-limbed death-entity living in the closet.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 11, 2013
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Haunting with its tragically melancholy story, Mama doesn't treat audiences as naïve fools. I am most impressed

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 8, 2013
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Mama delivers good old fashioned scares without cheap gross-out and even moves us by its surprising and effectively executed lengthy climactic sequence

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 8, 2013
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