Written February 12, 2016
Please run away as fast as you can from this movie! This is the most stupid movie next to "Drag Me to Hell" and even that movie was better than "MaMa". I wouldn't even waste my money to rent the dvd when it comes out, go spend a dollar and change when it comes out on Redbox, that way you won't feel cheated. Story line was ridic, didn't make sense in the beginning and it sure didn't make much sense at the end. This is not even a scary movies for the children, my 7 year old grandson was with me and he said it was dumb. Don't go see it unless all the other movies are filled up and even then don't go. Sorry.
Written July 06, 2015
The movie was alright!! It wasn't like Insidious scary but suspenseful none the less! It takes a lot for me to get scared but definitely a recommendation to see! I jumped a few times & then laughed a few times.. so it's a mixture... I'd give it 3 out of 5 Stars...
Written November 30, 2015
Horror movies tend to have a consistent formula which makes them predictable even when scary. Mama actually has some very good variations with the film that make it a different kind of film. The use of lighting and sound help to keep the always imminent presence of danger close at hand. The movie had a good storyline and keeps you at the edge of your seat for the most part looking through your fingers. Overtly terrifying? No. A subtle way that keeps your constantly creeped out and on edge? Definitely. This was a horror movie I felt good paying for to see in the theaters. I recommend it to any fan to take a look.
Written April 25, 2015
This is one of the best scary movies I have seen in years. It is really terrifying to watch and ofeen busy and offers up legitimate heart pounding action. Jessica Chastain has been busy lately and is a great actress. She plays the role as caretaker for the two girls very well. The little girls steal the show as well as the top notch visual effects. I would strongly recommend this movie. Not for children even though PG-13.
Written September 05, 2015
There are plenty of good Horror spots and transitions for funny to creepy are done well, but why the director didn't audience test the ending is a mystery to me as a different ending would have garnered an excellent review. As it is there were opportunities to wrap up earlier, or go with a clear sequel tease but he does neither and leaves the audience scratching their heads over poor choice of multiple endings.