Metacritic Movie Ratings
Mama Reviews

3.0

57

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times

    Movies like Mama are thrill rides. We go to be scared and then laugh, scared and then laugh, scared and then shocked. Of course, there's almost always a little plot left over for a sequel. It's a ride I'd take again.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    Nothing in the movie is quite original, yet Muschietti, expanding his original short, knows how to stage a rip-off with frightening verve.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    Mama represents a throwback and a modest delight for people who like a good scare but prefer not to be terrorized or grossed out.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Mama itself is above average as a piece of filmmaking, even if its scare quotient is middling or below. That's OK with me. I was content to be impressed by the skill of the first-time director, Andrés Muschietti; absorbed by the performances and smitten by some startling images.

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