Ma

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64% Audience Score64%
  • 2 of 5 stars
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    Underdeveloped story, what happened to her wasn't that bad .... why dont these kids think shes weird a lot sooner ummm, who has her husband ??? And y was it rated r ??? Not really scary like the masks and voodoo stuff never explained?? But like just not scary .... kinda dumb
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Enjoyed fairly simple plot but entertaining non the less.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    Ma's familiar ramifications of high school partying culture are ever predictable, but solid direction interlaced with the stranger-danger aspect that Octavia Spencer infuses with her utmost commitment, it works really well. Seriously, see this movie just for her performance, for it's rare that horror antagonists can be so sympathetic and terrifying at the same time.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    Difficult to find fault in Octavia's performances. The film fails in the respect that somehow it feels necessary to play it safe by having MA, not "win" in the end. The bullying and PTSD that would come with all the bullying she faced in high school leads to a long deserved revenge on most of the characters. But then as always with films of this formula, they take the easy way out and never make the abused who turns abuser the winner
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    3 and a half. Ma brings the tension and definitely brings in the creep factor but the climax and ending could be more. This is a good movie for making you think too, about topics on loneliness and rejection, and how unfortunately that sometimes could lead to someone going way to far. Interesting film when it comes to that. A decent to maybe alittle more watch.
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    Jarring. Extremely jarring with wasted potential.
  • 2 of 5 stars
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    MA has a low body count, a rehashed 80's slasher plot, and a subplot that is never explained. The kids are jerks so I was rooting against them surviving the movie. Ma isn't crazy enough, and the ending is disappointing. It didn't make me want to turn it off, but I also don't want to watch it again. Thumbs down.
  • 0.5 of 5 stars
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    What was Octavia Spencer thinking doing this movie? You end up laughing when it rolls to credits.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    This film was actually good. I’ve watched it three times on TV. I thought it was going to be corny so I skipped it in the theater, but Octavia Butler’s acting wasn’t great. Nice to see her in an evil role.
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    No real surprises with this average horror/thriller. Octavia Spencer gives a nice performance as "Ma". It has a very predictable script, but still somewhat entertaining.