Mama

Mama

DVD - 2013
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A supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to come tuck them in at night.
Publisher: [United States] : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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AMerr22
Oct 17, 2017

Good scary movie, good opening, not a good ending, but i would still recommend it as a good scary movie.

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R2_D
Aug 03, 2017

Some clichés and a confusing ending are made up for by solid acting and good scares. Overall Mama is one of the better PG-13 horror films out there.

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Nursebob
Feb 01, 2016

Using a palette of wintry colours and lighting effects which rarely go beyond twilight, director Andrés Muschietti’s ghostly shocker certainly doesn’t lack for style. Furthermore, executive producer Guillermo del Toro’s fascination with the dark fairytale world of children is evident throughout starting with an opening montage of disturbing crayon scribblings and the words “Once upon a time…” But the film’s many jolts become predictable after a while—all those jerking silhouettes and fluttering moths reduced to so much gimmicky filler and his fiend little more than an extra crispy Barbie with waving hair and a few extra joints. When Muschietti finally ends this overly long exercise in generic frights he not only destroys any sense of mystique, he also veers full on into cloying Tim Burton territory with moonlight, menace, and a choir straining to keep the mood going. And more stupid moths.

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LittleNoName
Feb 01, 2016

Yes, its the 'typical' horror movie but it was creepy & scary. Excellent acting by the children. The end is the typical though, disappointed me, hence the lost star.

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Ron@Ottawa
Dec 19, 2015

A ghost story with a real ghost, and good acting by a couple of child actors. And yes, there are attempts to get you jump off your seat too. Overall it is a decent horror film. Watchable for sure.

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BestMovieCritic
Oct 10, 2015

Extremely bad movie. Not worth watching at all.

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palaminopony
Aug 24, 2015

“Mama” begins with sisters Victoria and Lilly and their father in a car that careens off a snowy road and into a forest. Their father (who is on the run from the police for murdering the girls’ mother) takes the sisters to a remote cabin in the forest and involuntarily abandons them there. The girls spend the next five years in isolation, being raised by an ominous creature they refer to as ‘Mama’. Eventually the girls are found by their Uncle Lucas, and when they move in with him and his girlfriend Annabelle, things begin to quickly escalate.

“Mama” is based off of the Argentinian short film “Mamá”, and “Mama” falls into the unique category of ‘heartwarming horror movie’. This film is absolutely brilliant, and is sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats the whole time. The plot is a perfect blend of scary and endearing, as it seamlessly mixes jump-scares and horror with familial bonding moments. The characters are all likeable, and Mama is unlike other horror movie monsters (e.g. she actually does want to be a good person, she’s just doomed to repeat her own history). Each actor and actress shines in their role, and they all help “Mama” feel as though viewers are watching real-life events unfold before them.

Overall, the author of this review highly recommends “Mama”. It’s a lovely horror film that delivers both scary and warm-hearted moments. Due to the subject matter in this film, viewers should know that it contains trigger warnings for abuse, abandonment, and supernatural elements. The author of this review believes “Mama” to be suitable for ages thirteen and up.

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Miriam2014
Feb 06, 2015

i need add to dvd of name, mama......

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TRANNY_CLONES
Dec 23, 2014

More extremely loud music and supernatural NONSENSE that's not scary at all period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LindaHolland Sep 24, 2014

Not for kids ... but it should be obvious I guess. Good potential and some scary moments but it's quite overshadowed by the 'typical' horror movie cliche's. Why oh why do people have to go around searching for stuff in the woods at night or walk around in their house in the dark when they hear a creepy noise? Have they never watched a horror movie?
Good visuals but the ending left me unsatisfied. Too many unanswered questions and didn't really make sense in the end.

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Jul 11, 2017

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May 16, 2014

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Nov 15, 2013

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Aug 29, 2013

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Apr 16, 2013

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ThesaurusRex
Aug 01, 2016

del Toro’s fascination with the dark fairytale world of children is evident throughout

PrimaGigi Jun 10, 2013

Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest for 5 years.... but how alone were they?

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AMerr22
Oct 17, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some frighting images, much like any other horror movie.

PrimaGigi Jun 10, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Supernatural

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aaa5756 Sep 01, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

PrimaGigi Jun 10, 2013

Dr. Dreyfuss' Secretary: A ghost is an emotion bent out of shape, condemned to repeat itself time and time again.

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