Reviews: Ma (2019)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Oscar winner Octavia Spencer slumming it in this “Carrie” crossed with “Friday the 13th” creepfest gentrifies this hoot of a horror movie…”Ma” sneaks up on you.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: It doesn’t have the depth that it seems to reach for, but Octavia Spencer makes for a fantastic character.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: This is a compelling character study. Actress Octavia Spencer extracts both pathos and absurdity from the screenplay.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: A bargain-bin cockadoodie pseudo-Misery, a disgraceful waste of the brilliant Octavia Spencer. Has no interest in women’s pain and trauma even as it appropriates it for entertainment purposes.
  • [New] | Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: As Ma goes off the rails, “Ma” gets more wild and crazy, and yet, it still retains a macabre sense of humor even as abs are ironed and lips are sewn shut.
  • Oktay Kozak @ Paste Magazine
  • Brent McKnight @ The Seattle Times
    • Excerpt: Campy and goofy, vicious and bloody, if that sounds like a good time, you might have a lot of fun partying with “Ma,” even if you won’t remember much tomorrow.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: The fun in this film comes from watching a terrific off-kilter performance from Octavia Spencer matched against a group of kids you’d only want to root for on moral terms because all of their actions are incredibly dumb.
  • frank ochieng @ ScreenAnarchy
    • Excerpt: …this schmaltzy showcase of surrogate Mommy Meanest never materializes beyond its cheapened B-movie transparent terror…feels mechanical and familiar and never really taps effectively into its inherent cynical silliness.