Ma Reviews

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June 3, 2019
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.
May 31, 2019
During every savage attack, the audience laughed uproariously. Is this what we've come to?
May 31, 2019
It's creepy and suspenseful and, although the last act goes on auto-pilot, the film offers a better-than-average experience for those who like their psychopaths unhinged.
May 31, 2019
Taylor and Spencer's detour to horror drifts, ever backward, into the zone of schmaltz.
May 31, 2019
There's nothing but the immediate mechanics of the plot and a straightforward stoking of revulsion, fear, and gratification.
May 31, 2019
The thrills come extra cheap and late in Tate Taylor's Ma, a horror movie torn between campiness and compassion.
June 15, 2019
...a missed opportunity...
June 15, 2019
It takes an actress of unique talent, like Octavia Spencer, to make a story full of holes as entertaining as this one is. She holds it together while everything around her is falling apart.
June 14, 2019
Funnier than I expected...mad funny, surprisingly weird, uncomfortable...
June 14, 2019
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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