Mara Reviews

February 20, 2019
Lumbers along in such a listless manner that it feels as if the film itself is suffering from some form of paralysis.
November 9, 2018
The locations in Savannah, Georgia are atmospheric, but there is much clumsy exposition and some very lazy 'boo!'-type scares.
November 4, 2018
A strong debut from Clive Tonge, Mara gets a little bogged down by its formulaic narrative, but does have some gems hidden amongst it.
September 21, 2018
Horror need not be neat and tidy, but haphazard, unorganized scares with underdeveloped characters and dialogue that rivals fingernails on a chalkboard is beyond untidy. It's simply unnecessary.
September 21, 2018
This particular outing will satisfy an audience that enjoys jitters, with just enough scares that as you leave the theatre you might dread your next bout of sleep paralysis.
September 10, 2018
You're not dreaming... it's another mediocre horror movie about sleep paralysis.
September 7, 2018
... relies on cheap frights, creepy imagery, shrieking music swells, and other genre clichés instead of generating meaningful or consistent suspense.
September 7, 2018
A generically conceived horror thriller distinguished only by its belief that more hysteria equals a more frightening movie.
September 7, 2018
Tonge provides some dark and chilly atmosphere ... but that's not nearly enough to elevate Mara above its tedious formula.
September 6, 2018
A poky thriller that - eventually - delivers some decent scares.
September 6, 2018
"Mara" has a host of problems that prevent it from achieving scares, with its primary sin being a general lack of suspense.
September 5, 2018
Smart plot, but leaden pacing deflates the frights right out of it.
September 5, 2018
It's a reasonable premise for a horror film, but the execution is remarkably lackluster.