Crazy Mama
Crazy Mama (1975)

Cloris Leachman stars as Melba, a woman with whom violence is a way of life, in Jonathan Demme's high-pitched "B"-movie Crazy Mama. The film spans three decades in the violent life of Melba, beginning in Jerusalem, Arkansas in… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1975
DVD Release Date: May 28, 2002
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Fernando F. Croce

Pure exhilaration

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R. L. Shaffer

The film wonderfully tears down the conventions of '50s womanhood, while providing loads of quirky fun along the way.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Opening nine months after the R-rated 'Big Bad Mama,' the PG 'Crazy Mama' substituted comedy for sex and a 1950s Mad magazine/rock-and-roll vibe for 1930s rusticity.

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Sean Axmaker
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... relies more on momentum and personality than narrative but that's just fine for this misfit crime spree road comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This movie has a lot of action, mostly gun fights and car chases, but the acting is average and the story is like Big Bad Mama, just with more characters. I… More