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Mama

Overview


Genre :

Supernatural, Thriller

Release Date :

January 18, 2013

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Andres Muschietti

Starring :

Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, Daniel Kash, Isabelle Nelisse, Javier Botet, Jane Moffat, Julia Chantrey, Jayden Greig, Sydney Cross

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Review rate : B-

“..the picture falters only in the last third, when the visuals become far too direct and obvious - the things you don't see are always so much scarier than the things you do, and "Mama" makes the mistake of spelling things out that were better left unseen..”
by Stephanie Zacharek [Film.com]
2.5 of 4

“..the atmosphere is appropriately creepy, and there are some starts, if not outright scares. But it just gets stupid..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
“..offers a strong sense of time and place, along with the kind of niceties that don't often figure into horror flicks, notably pictorial beauty, an atmosphere throbbing with dread and actors so good..”
by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]
2.5 of 4

“..Mama doesn't live up to their potential, but the film knows how to creep you out..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
Review rate : B

“..it's an elegant, shuddery tease, like a J-horror moment staged by the young Steven Spielberg..”
by Emily Rome [Entertainment Weekly]
“..it never hits the high notes of Mr. del Toro's own films or successfully weaves between reality and fantasy as it should. It's more like Juan Antonio Bayona's 2007 thriller The Orphanage..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
2.5 of 4

“..isn't entirely original -- horrormeisters, enough with the moth symbolism! -- but there are plenty of fresh ideas to compensate..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
2 of 5

“..Chastain is just left hanging in "Mama," a victim of a bulky plot and in danger of being the lesser of two evils..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
“..a visually polished but overly repetitive..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]
“..a tasty, more teasing than shocking horror item with special appeal to teen girls..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
3 of 4

“..a ghost story laced with fairytale sensibilities, benefitting from the nightmarish, artful influence..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]
Reviewed by Melissa Anderson [Village Voice]
Reviewed by Ian Buckwalter [NPR]

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