Big Bad Mama
Big Bad Mama (1974)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 23, 1999
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71%
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40%


Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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...

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Not bad enough to be either bad or good.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a somewhat tedious piece of work...

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

This is a classic Corman drive-in picture combining crime-movie spectacle, period color and sexploitation diversions between the capers...

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

B-grade shoot'em up featuring Angie Dickinson as sexy gang leader.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Dickinson helps a great deal; she looks amazing and is in top form.

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R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD

Big Bad Mama strikes the perfect balance between exploitative raunchiness, and great low-key action and excitement.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

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.

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Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
A knock off of Bonnie and Clyde? Not exactly. This movie has the same machine gun bank robbing action, but the relationships are messier and more scandalous,… More
Eric Broome
Obviously aimed to capitalize on the success of Arthur Penn's "Bonnie and Clyde," this film is hardly on that level but is more fun to watch.… More
Michael Gildea
The trick to enjoying Big Bad Mama lies in paying strict attention during the opening credits and looking for a specific name during the credits -- namely Roger… More
jay nixon
low budget, high camp value