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At Theaters: 5/31/2019 On Video: 9/3/2019
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 39 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 601381
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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Storyline Heading
A lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn't get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Drama Horror Thriller - While featuring a number of teenage characters, this thriller is aimed at a strictly adult audience due to constant language, constant alcohol and drug use by teens, sexual content, and brutal violence. Octavia Spencer fans will enjoy this wild, change of pace role for her. Juliette Lewis has a juicy supporting role while other familiar faces such as Luke Evans, Allison Janney, and Missi Pyle have very limited screen time.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Missi Pyle ALEX RIDER: OPERATION STORMBREAKER, JUST MY LUCK
Luke Evans PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN
Octavia Spencer INSTANT FAMILY, THE SHAPE OF WATER, THE SHACK
Juliette Lewis DUE DATE, THE SWITCH, WHIP IT, CATCH AND RELEASE
Director: Tate Taylor THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
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Production Notes Heading
Not provided by studio.
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words; 20 S-words; 1 GD; many others.
SEX/NUDITY: Teen sexual situations and unrelated nudity.
VIOLENCE: Bloody killings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and marijuana by teens.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Darkly comic lines and situations.
DETAILED CONTENT
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Average The thrills come extra cheap and late in Tate Taylor's "Ma,” a horror movie torn between campiness and compassion, all while an Oscar-winning actress struggles to hold it together. It's the initial ambition of the story that's likely to keep you in your seat, as Octavia Spencer adds a wicked smile to her maternal persona and treats the mammy archetype as a predator.

NY Post Full Review
Above Average The relative success of "Ma” is largely thanks to an intense performance from Spencer as the deranged madwoman. "Ma” is a much more enjoyable ride than the even more preposterous "Greta,”

Slant Magazine Full Review
Poor ...Ma ends in a ludicrous, offensive orgy of cartoonish ultraviolence, awash in blood and blazing with fire. But for most of its 99 minutes (it) plays less like the horror experience promised by its marketing campaign and something more like a small-town mystery...

The Guardian Full Review
Above Average The Oscar winner (Octavia Spencer) devours her role as a lonely woman preying on a group of teenagers in a patchy yet mostly entertaining cross between Carrie and Misery. There's a great deal of fun to be had hanging out with Ma, a nasty yet surprisingly empathetic slab of exploitation...

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 13 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
1
Fairly High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
2
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
3
Fairly Low
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
2
Fairly Low
100%
30+Adults (M)
2
About 50/50
100%
30+Adults (F)
3
Fairly High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 13 moviegoers:
Unfortunately, this movie wasn't well attended at our theater so we were only able to collect these few reviews. Fortunately, they are fairly consistent and show that moviegoers of all ages, both male and female, felt "Ma" was an enjoyable movie. Some enjoyed it more than others, but everyone enjoyed it, at least to some degree.

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