Ma

critic Reviews

, 56% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Octavia Spencer's performance overpowers many of Ma's flaws, but uneven pacing and a labored story keep this thriller from fully realizing its unhinged potential.
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    Sezín KoehlerBitch Media
    [Ma is] an antihero of the highest caliber...The catharsis was glorious.
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    The movie itself is fairly ordinary... [But] when [Octavia Spencer] goes bananas, she pulls the rip-cord. She has all kinds of fun.
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    Roxana HadadiPajiba
    Ma boasts an impressively against-type performance from Octavia Spencer but not much else that is either truly scary or emotionally engaging.
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    Aramide TinubuStylecaster
    Unfortunately, with the campy script and the plot line ripped straight from Hulu's The Act-by the third act of Ma, the movie literally implodes in on itself leaving the audience wondering, wtf they just watched.
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    K. Austin CollinsVanity Fair
    There's a good movie trapped somewhere in Tate Taylor's Ma. That's the frustrating part.
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    Jocelyn NoveckAssociated Press
    The Oscar-winning actress (Octavia Spencer) is the only reason to see "Ma," and she's clearly having a grand old campy time playing Sue Ann.
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    Taylor BakerDrink in the Movies
    Episode 39: Ma / The Souvenir / Lenny / Cabaret
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    Kip MooneyCollege Movie Review
    The good kind of trash.
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    Nicolás DelgadilloDiscussing Film
    There's still some entertainment to be found at Ma's house, but not enough.
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    Alex FloodNME
    Certainly, no one could be bored by Ma, which is as unpredictable as its unstable protagonist. There's a ton of fun to be had here, just don't expect it to make any sense.
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