Big Bad Mama
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Angie Dickinson essays the title role in Big Bad Mama. This Depression-era crime caper casts the future star of Police Woman as sexy Ma Barker type Wilma McClatchie, who forces her nubile daughters (Susan Sennett, Robbie Lee) into participating in a robbery/kidnapping/murder spree. Wilma seems to be as motivated by the erotic thrill of lawbreaking as she is by the financial gains. She evens hops in the sack with her daughters, as does her common-law husband, played by William Shatner. A sequel appeared in 1987.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Corman's 'lady gangster' movies exposed more than skin: They essentially pantsed Uncle Sam, organized religion, law enforcement, big business and patriarchal society in general. These were exploitation movies about exploitation..."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Not bad enough to be either bad or good."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"...a somewhat tedious piece of work..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"you haven't lived until you've witnessed William Shatner sweating over Dickinson's naked body"
‑ Christopher Null,
"This is a classic Corman drive-in picture combining crime-movie spectacle, period color and sexploitation diversions between the capers..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
"B-grade shoot'em up featuring Angie Dickinson as sexy gang leader."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Dickinson helps a great deal; she looks amazing and is in top form."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"High art it ain't, but it sure is fun."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Big Bad Mama strikes the perfect balance between exploitative raunchiness, and great low-key action and excitement."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"Buena Vista Home Entertainment has released a batch of early Roger Corman films.... They're all trash, but Big Bad Mama is the chicken bone you can choke on."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"There's still a rustic style, off-kilter humor, and fluid pacing to Big Bad Mama that keeps the flick entirely watchable more than 20 years after it sauntered into the drive-ins."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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