Atom User Reviews for Ma

3.8 out of 5
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#creepy
#intense
#surprising
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#justokay
#leavekidsathome
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They had cell phones. Why didn’t they use them?!?!?!?

DL
David L
#creepy
#surprising
#clever
#seeingitagain
#leavekidsathome
#notmyfave
#greatvisualfx
#greatcast
#datenight

The over all movie was really good, but the ending felt rushed.

SB
Sierra B
#creepy
#intense
#mustsee
#surprising

It was a great movie. Octavia played the hell out of Ma!!! Go see it dont read into the neg comments!!!!!

AG
Angela G
#justokay
#notmyfave
#predictable

Nothing special. It’s not bad, but there is nothing unique. All of the horror you see in the trailer doesn’t happen until the third act of the movie. Everything before is build up. Wait to rent as it isn’t quite worth $10 to me. It is a little entertaining but there is much better out there. One thing to note is that Ma at least has a reason for being a psychopath instead of being a mindless murderer like most horror movies. Still, the money for your ticket can be spent much better elsewhere.

CM
Chris M
#disconnected
#justokay

The movie left soo much on the table. Should have done better connecting what happened in Ma's high school days with the present.

WH
William H
#intense
#leavekidsathome
#creepy
#surprising

The movie was so good that Ma made me uncomfortable

RP
Romaine P
#stupied
#horrorable

the movie was a waste of money so stupid dont go watch it

KD
Kory D
#creepy
#intense
#surprising
#mustsee
#lol
#leavekidsathome
#justokay
#greatcast
#hilarious
#scary

Octavia Spencer killed it! Pun intended....😂

HF
Herman F
#predictable
#justokay
RN
Robert N
#intense
#creepy
#heartpounding
#allthefeels
#amazing

Love this movie !

JO
Jessica O

It wasn’t terrible but it wasn’t very good.

ME
Michael E
#predictable
#justokay
#lol
#notmyfave

I really was hoping to love this movie. I knew it could go either way. Octavia Spencer was good in her role but she could only do what the script called for. Thing that were supposed to be terrifying actually had me laughing...out loud...literally. It was entertaining. Maybe if they chose to promote comically terrifying then the expectations would be lower; knowing the funny moments were actually intentional.

MT
MA T
#boring

Movie was just underwhelming to say the least. Had such high hopes for the movie but just fell flat. Pacing was slow. Had a few funny moments. Nothing worth rewatching.

HP
Hertz P
#justokay
#slow

It was good but the story could have been better

JL
Josie L
#creepy
#surprising
#lol

Octavia Spencer played her role well! never seen her like this before. definitely psycho and funny. hard to believe this kids did what they did just to party with booze. my girlfriend's and I enjoyed this flix, it'll make you laugh, curse, jump out your seat, wanting to jump into the screen and beat the s**t outta them kids, well, you get the idea. Go see it.

GD
Genevie D
#justokay
#lol

The movie itself was okay. Not too fond of the ending or flow of the storyline.

LJ
Laniya J
#stupid
#notscary
#terrible
#sucks
#wasteofmoney

Bad movie and it’s waste of money! 1/10

BS
Bob S
#intense

Loveddd it💜

RB
Raquel B
#creepy
#intense
#surprising

Exhilarating with a twist. Loved it!!!

CJ
Camri J
#hilarious
#intense
#justokay
#creepy
#surprising
#lol
LM
London M
#notmyfave
#predictable
#boring
#justokay
#dontwasteyourmoney
DB
derrick B
#justokay
#predictable
MM
Melissa M
#justokay
#cliché
#predictable

Octavia Spencer played her role well the acting was otherwise ok at best. While it was obvious why she was the way she was the story was underwhelming and lacked intensity. Fairly quick moving movie about a story that’s been told before in different ways. Bullies need to understand the long term affect of their actions. Redbox or Netflix movie

AM
Alice M
#boring
#notmyfave
#heartpounding
#intense
AJ
Angel J
#mustseebro
#original
#inspiring
#blockbuster
#greatcast
#heartpounding
#epic
#amazing
#creepy
#<3
DS
David S
#intense
#mustsee
#creepy
#leavekidsathome
#heartpounding
#actionpacked
#datenight
LV
Lisney V
#weak
#predictable
#justokay
#creepy
#leavekidsathome
#disappointing
#excellentlead

I wanted to love Ma so much! I had high hopes, but unfortunately they fell flat. First of all Octavia Spencer is amazing. She did her best with what the script gave her to work with. Juliette Lewis? Same. Both great actors trying to make the best out of a weak script. I didn’t mind the slow build at all. My complaints are that much of what happened isn’t realistic. Sure, you can argue that when we go to see movies that we have to let go of what is practical and logical for the sake of entertainment, but this was really out there. The back story shows Ma as a teenager experiencing something traumatic. Ok, but haven’t we all? And is it really enough to turn someone into a psychopath? All of the characters were pretty one dimensional. We barely got to know a single one of them! Of course we get to know Ma the most, but we still don’t and that’s ok because mysterious is better for some roles, but I felt like we didn’t know any of them and it was hard to feel any empathy or connection.

MH
Melissa H
#creepy
#cliché
#mustseebro
#seeingitagain
#predictable
#greatvisualfx
#terrifying
#intense
JB
JamieCiya B
TS
Trameka S
#justokay
#predictable
#clever
#original
#slow
#datenight

Ok movie but I recommend not paying full price. Very perdictible for a hour

TF
Tracey F
#cliché
#creepy
#surprising
#leavekidsathome
#clever
#slow
#greatvisualfx
#smart

The story begins slow, but keeps your attention with several great twist. Octavia Spencer is amazing in this lead role and definitely keeps you wondering what will happen next.

PH
Pernethyia H
#intense
#creepy
#surprising
#leavekidsathome
#clever
#seeingitagain
#great
#greatcast
#heartpounding

Awesome. Will be seeing it again.

BP
Brad P
#heartpounding

Keeps you guessing and doesn't disappoint!

AE
Antwidymalia E
#notmyfave
#slow
#snoozefest
#boring

The movie was boring and slow. I thought she would have killed more people and it ended dumb. thumbs down for me.

KW
krystle W
#greatcast

great movie

DN
Derrick N
#mustseebro
#surprising
#hilarious
#heartpounding
#actionpacked
#amazing
#greatcast
#awardbuzz
#intense
#creepy

Excellent movie about the effects of bullying

AS
Alec S
#creepy
#surprising
#intense
#mustsee
#terrifying

Great cast, great acting, great movie all around! Though not the most original plot, I enjoyed the story being told from a different perspective. Some wounds never heal...

LJ
LaKeisha J
#creepy

Sick! Will make you vomit mentally!!!

JF
john F
#intense
#greatcast
#leavekidsathome
#mustsee
#perfectmovie

Octavia did a great job

TO
tyra O
#intense
#mustsee
#creepy
#lol

Overall the movie was actually good. Don’t listen to what the negative people have to say. If you’re looking for a funny yet suspenseful movie, this is it!

LS
leonardo S
#notmyfave
#original

I wanted it to be scarier, but at least it wasn't predictable. Octavia Spencer was sooo amazing

DM
Danielle M
#notmyfave
#snoozefest
#boring
#itsucks

it slow, dump and I want my money back

TB
Tremond B
#creepy
#intense

Great movie, with a great main supercreepy main character. Worth watching for sure

AM
Alex M
#starsneedscript
#justokay

good cast, not enough tension.... twists not believable...

JK
j K
#creepy

I loved the movie. It started off slow, but it picked toward the middle. There could have been a stronger ending, however. Octavia Spencer gave an excellent performance.

AO
Aaron O
#creepy

dumb gullible kids lol

EV
Eliud V
#justokay

It's not anything that was so great you have to see it in the theatre. Direct to DVD or Redbox would be a better home for this film.

LW
Lee W
#creepy
#mustsee
#greatcast

Octavia Spencer has done an amazing role in this movie.. #BlackGirksRock

NB
N B
#intense
#predictable
#great
#original
#greatcast

It was very good and the cast did really well in playing their part! It had me confused on some parts but then the pieces connected and it started to make sense. Would love to watch it again once it comes out on Netflix 😂

NR
Norali R
#predictable

predictable but fun to watch.. would recommend!

PR
pablo R
#didntlikeit
#boring
#couldbebetter
#waitforittobefree
#justlikema
#plotnogood
#notscary
#corny
#eatyouredibles

Not worth even matinee.

AA
Aida A
#intense
#lol
#smart

Octavia Spencer is what drew me to this movie. I've never seen her play a role like this so I went in knowing I'd be chuckling. It was entertaining, I just wish the background story would've been more developed.

BM
Brittny M
#cliché
#predictable
#leavekidsathome
#notmyfave
#snoozefest
#boring
#slow

This movie might be rated R but it is for teenagers.

TM
Thomas M
#creepy

This could've been so much better. The lady that plays Ma is such a good a actress but this movie sucked.

JG
Jimmy G
#greatcast
#surprising
#heartpounding
#amazing
#clever
#actionpacked
#terrifying
#intense
#creepy
#seeingitagain

Great movie must see

JG
Joanne G
#justokay
#slow
#movienightathomemovie

The movie is slow... the ending was typical... Olivia was good...

EW
Elizabeth W
#hilarious

Movies was hilarious 😂😂

KW
Kier W
#justokay

Wasn’t terrible, wasn’t amazing. I had my hopes too high.

HR
Hannah R
#intense
#creepy
#lol
#surprising
#great

I liked it

TB
Trey B
#creepy
#greatcast
#great
#heartpounding
#smart
#amazing
#mustseebro
#awardbuzz
#blockbuster
#girlsnight

Octavia Spencer great actress! Movie was good!

LJ
Lissa J
#mustsee
#intense
#creepy
#original
#surprising
#greatcast

This movie did not disappoint! It’s very unexpected. Many things that happened I did not expect to happen and it kept us waiting to see what would happen next, which I think is a great movie quality. It is rated R, expect some violence/nudity (unexpected btw), but it lived up to its expectations and I don’t regret watching it. It’s worth the time!

MT
Melissa T
#average

decent horror flick. pretty predictable though

TH
Trevor H
#tucsonlocksmith

Lana Lock And Key Locksmith

AM
Abel M
#snoozefest
#justokay
#notmyfave
#boring

Not all that good.

DL
Dimitri L
#creepy
#leavekidsathome

Don’t be a bully!!

AG
April G
#intense

crazy, creepy, weird.

BM
Bethany M
#creepy
#lol
#greatcast

Okay movie. Of course Octavia was wonderful. Pretty predictable plot. Not much of a horror movie, more suspense. Would have loved it if it had the jump factor.

OB
Olivia B
#intense

It was a really good movie I just didn’t like how it ended I felt like it was rushed but I would definitely go see it again

TT
Tahshea T
#intense

This movie was so awesome. It portrayed things that are going on in America but no one want to speak on it or take blame. I was seriously intrigued by this movie and it make me want to keep a closer eye on the company my granddaughter keep. Kudos!!!!

OI
Olesha I
#justokay

Octavia Spencer was great!! Story was meh..Ending was wack...One and done showing for me

JA
Jordan A
#creepy
#leavekidsathome
#intense
#justokay
#predictable

Rental

TC
TJ C
#justokay

Nothing special here.

BB
blondie B
#lol
#intense
#predictable
#datenight
#smart
#revenge

a Revenge movie on how. she got treatment in high school over all it was good

MM
Milton M
#datenight
#intense
#creepy
#lol
#greatcast

They have they funny moments but overall it was a good movie that had me on my toes

TT
Theresa T
#creepy
#intense

Liked it, a few scenes to turn away cause they took it there. Great to see Octavia Spencer is such a different role!

LB
Laura B
#hilarious

I loved it...good laughs!

AW
Ashley W
#creepy
#surprising
#leavekidsathome
#clever
#original

definitely not what I expected! could've ended better.

SM
Shaunte M
#justokay
#notmyfave

I was expecting a more of a bang but only got a quickie ending that sucked.

KM
kisainya M
#justokay

Not as scary as I thought it would be

CS
Cora S

Metacritic

70
May 29, 2019

Between the exhilaration of great movies and the disappointment of bad ones lie the particular pleasures of trash. Ma isn’t a bad movie, and it’s sure as hell not trying to be a good one, but it scratches a particular itch that neither noble failures nor cranked-out hackwork can touch.

Metacritic review by Sam Adams
Sam Adams
Slate
40
May 29, 2019

It quickly spins its shaky premise off into an unconvincing study of emotional need and an even harder-to-believe revenge thriller.

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
30
May 29, 2019

The script takes forever to get started, and once it’s going, labours to create a single plausible character. Nor can Taylor, who last handled the dreary The Girl On The Train, wring any suspense from his scenes.

Metacritic review by Stephen Whitty
Stephen Whitty
Screen International