Written June 26, 2016
For once there is a character in a horror film that isn't stupid, go Annabel (Jessica Chastain) !!! The child actors are extremely talented, you believe they are the creepy kids. The music definitely scares you. Many cool startling shots. The film also has a beautiful theme which is a plus. This is a must go if you love horror, especially psychological horror.
Written September 30, 2016
Mama started out very strong as a snow-cold psychological drama, then subtly shifted into an elegant mystery. The cinematography and scoring greatly contributed to the dark aura of the film. Praises granted, the final act was embarrassing: drawn out and cliched. The ending was completely implausible and raised more questions than answers. Despite the finale, the first 80% of the film was masterful; stylish, genuinely emotional and crushingly atmospheric. The main actors turned in fine performances, namely Chastain as the reluctant mother-to-be.
3.5/5. (If the last 20 minutes of the film were less ridiculous, I would gladly grant Mama a 4.5/5, seriously).
It is worth seeing? Absolutely, it's damn scary.
Will you enjoy the ending? I really doubt it.
Oh, and as a side-note, don't take young kids to see this, please. The lady in front of our group took her poor little 7 year old. Needless to say, the child walked out within the first 20 minutes!
Written October 25, 2016
Great movie. The ending will blow your mind. Gave me nightmares but it was worth it.
Written October 27, 2016
This movie had its scare moments but it had no point. The plot was horrible. I didn't like the movie at all. I did jump because that freaking mama would just pop out of nowhere.
Written December 06, 2016
I was so looking forward to a really good horror movie that would truly scare me from beginning to end, yet still have a good and believable story line. The story line and ending were good, but I definitely was not "scared." There were a couple of times that I jumped, but it was just not what I would call a horror movie, more of a suspense. Actors did a great job and I agree with another reviewer about how creepy Lilly was!