Mama Reviews

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January 1, 2014
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.
August 1, 2013
[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.)
February 21, 2013
Extended from a 2008 short and starring Jessica Chastain, this has become a proficient, machine-tooled horror flick.
February 21, 2013
Mothers, moths, myths - all seemingly thrown together by someone on meths.
February 20, 2013
By splitting the action between several different characters and locations, the plot dissipates the suspense and lacks focus, as if it has been bolted together from disparate, ill-fitting pieces.
January 25, 2013
Screenplay contrivances aside, it's as stylish and atmospheric as modern horror gets.
April 11, 2019
Despite an intriguing premise and a few scenes that work really well, this is one of those horror films that get sillier as they go along.
February 9, 2019
Never quite feels like the sum of its parts, devolving disappointingly into a nuts 'n' bolts chiller with sparse originality of its own.
December 18, 2018
Chastain is certainly the biggest reason to see Mama, but... The young actresses playing the girls can hold their own.
November 1, 2018
One of the few horror films that feels more character-driven and isn't just a monster-of-the-week jump scare fest.
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