• Released
  • January 18, 2013
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 40 min
  • Horror
  • 5,373 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A couple wonder if a supernatural presence has followed two little girls into their home.

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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Mama is skillfully made, and although Chastain is the best thing in it, she's not the only thing in it.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
An effectively spooky ghost story with Guillermo del Toro's imprimatur (he's executive producer), Mama is every adoptive parent's nightmare:...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

Nothing in the movie is quite original, yet Muschietti, expanding his original short, knows how to stage a rip-off with frightening verve.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

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Movies like Mama are thrill rides. We go to be scared and then laugh, scared and then laugh, scared and then shocked. Of course, there's...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Mama represents a throwback and a modest delight for people who like a good scare but prefer not to be terrorized or grossed out.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Chastain digs deep, going beyond the call of scream-queen duty to find the passion that gives horror a pulse.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mama itself is above average as a piece of filmmaking, even if its scare quotient is middling or below. That's OK with me. I was content to...
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58

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
What more often sinks Mama is, well, Mama herself. Much like another recent homage to a spookier era of horror, 2011's "Don't Be Afraid of...
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50

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
The frustration, though, is how much the movie leans on made-ya-jump scares and contrived plot devices when its quieter chills and already...
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
If you're going to have a ghost in your movie, it might be a good thing to present a viable alternative to that ghost. Mama, however,...
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Rated PG-13 | For Violence and terror, some disturbing images and thematic elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Uneven movie has very scary scenes, some involving children.
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