Written June 25, 2017
My young teenage daughter and her boyfriend enjoyed this with my brother and myself. We had fun screaming and covering our eyes, then just as much fun laughing about the ridiculous plot twists and details of the movie. Great rainy day stress relief, truly scary visuals and suspense. Loved it.
Written April 28, 2017
Went to see tihs today expecting just an "ok" movie, and was surprised as I really enjoyed this movie. The story in this movie keeps you interested, its not just a blood and gore move with no real story, and as far as scary, its not all scares as there is story, but there are a few spots throughout the movie that will make you jump, there are spots that will leave ya on the edge wondering whats going to happen. Besides scary, its a creapy movie also. The acting in this movie was really good all the way around, and the two kids, especially the younger one, they definitely pulled off their parts at keeping ya creaped out. I also give congrats to the filming of this movie, the way they used the camera to film certain parts, it completely added to the chilling effect of the movie. If your looking for a good story with a scare element added into it, not dirty or foul, with great acting, then go see this, I'd give this 3 out of 4 stars myself, enjoy :) Feel free to add me for reviews
Written May 28, 2016
...but Mama does succeed in being creepy and has quite a few places that will make you jump.
Mama immediately throws you into a state of "what is going on?" and keeps you on edge. The plot setup requires the usual scary movie suspension of belief necessary to keep the story from crumbling before it gets to the meat and potatoes.
The middle of the movie rolls along nicely and delivers on the chills promised in the trailers.
Near the end it all unravels and Mama becomes predictable. The movie fully self destructs with an ending that's cliche, underwhelming, and sadly comical. I waited until after the credits ended in hopes the movie would tie up the two MAJOR loose ends that defeat the entire resolution of the movie.
Like Pan's Labyrinth, Guillermo del Toro succeeds in bringing out the visuals; however, Mama's ending is as weak as PL's ending was strong and the movie has only a fraction of PL's Imagination. D+
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Written September 27, 2016
To be honesty, I didn't think MAMA would be any good. I'm a lover for horror movies.
I was wrong! MAMA's a thrill ride from the start. It's creepy and the suspense keeps you at the edge of your seat.
The plot was really good from the start. Although, I didn't care for the ending to much.
The cast was great! The cinematography was truly amazing.
This movie is definitely not for anyone under the age of 16.
Written March 27, 2017
I just saw Mama and I for one think it is very good it kept me on the edge of my seat,it was good all the way through.