Ma Reviews

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.
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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.
May 31, 2019
The true horror of the film should be in its racial landscape, but Taylor doesn't paint a clear enough picture.
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May 30, 2019
Ma is not an especially well-made movie: It suffers from poor pacing, overly broad comedy, some truly ugly camerawork, and an empty script.
May 30, 2019
Unfortunately, more often than not, Ma settles into its lack of a refined generic vision and stalls out just before it's able to hit most of its horror talking points squarely on the head.
May 30, 2019
"Ma" zips along while providing a foundation for Landes' increasingly bonkers script (and most importantly, Spencer's creepy-larious performance).