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Ma Reviews

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January 18, 2020
[T]he film is mostly comedic for the first half hour of the film, but once the scary side of Ma comes out, it builds with a steady escalation.
November 12, 2019
A 'friday night movie' that stays in the safe zone. Spencer shines as usual. [Full review in Spanish].
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 30, 2019
The movie itself is fairly ordinary... [But] when [Octavia Spencer] goes bananas, she pulls the rip-cord. She has all kinds of fun.
September 17, 2019
Even though Ma could've been more from a social commentary perspective, I still enjoyed it both as a hoot of a pulpy thriller and as a fascinating racial case study that's ultimately as much about its interpretation as its intent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 22, 2019
Ma is a hilarious, yet creepy take on the 'cool neighborhood mom' a bizarre and outrageous romp through the sinister world of 'Sue Ann' played by Oscar nominee Octavia Spencer
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 13, 2019
...what audiences are going to leave salivating for is a series of exponentially [awful] sequels that cut out the emotional undercurrents and focus on what really matters: Octavia Spencer excitedly slaughtering annoying kids...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 12, 2019
MA isn't fine art...For those looking for a good time at the movies with plenty of laugh lines, bits of violent shock, and a stirring performance, then MA will fit the bill nicely.
July 3, 2019
Octavia Spencer once again proves she's more versatile than most give her credit for in this unnerving and fiendish psychological horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
June 28, 2019
Ma is a few more drafts from perfection, but the actor playing her is the real deal.
June 14, 2019
It takes an actress of unique talent, like Octavia Spencer, to make a story full of holes as entertaining as this one is. She holds it together while everything around her is falling apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 14, 2019
Funnier than I expected...mad funny, surprisingly weird, uncomfortable...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 12, 2019
Ma takes its time to get to the climax which is unheard of this day and age. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 10, 2019
While Taylor does not bring anything new to the genre, he does dare to breathe fresh air into the hackneyed formula of teenage terror. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 8, 2019
Ma might be the latest horror show from the omniscient Blumhouse Productions, but it also serves as a particularly effective anti-bullying PSA.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 7, 2019
Ma ends up being seemingly distant work with which it extends a few parallels, a formidable radiography of personal defeat in a community where everyone knows each other. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 7, 2019
it's a grab bag of drunk teens, public humiliation, sexual assault and torture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 7, 2019
Spencer is a joy to watch as she indulges in Ma's worst tendencies; her ability to flip between doe-eyed sweetness and sheer fury and evil is uncanny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 5, 2019
Ma might not provoke nightmares, but it will provoke a few lessons. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 4, 2019
The movie does an admirable job exploring the psychological effects of bullying and the cast is all doing their best to keep the film moving at a fun clip...
June 4, 2019
The kids are generic, but the grownups are interesting...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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