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02/16/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A creepy movie with a very intense atmosphere

"Daddy,look! There's a woman outside the window.And she's not touching the floor."

"Mama" has all the elements to make it a great, creepy horror movie. It starts very strong with a somewhat hazy situation with a desperate father who killed his wife and abducts his children to an unknown destination. I suppose it's a family tragedy in the making caused by an economic crisis. However, the plan to kill the two sisters Victoria and Lilly goes awry after an accident in which they end up in a remote cabin in the woods. Here, the father ultimately can't carry out his act of desperation by the intervention of a blurred (as seen through the eyes of Victoria who is visually impaired) being who appears to be "Mama" afterwards .

What follows is for me one of th...

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07/26/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Mama lacks quality thrills

How many times we have seen a slow silent scene followed by a sudden thud of sound to scare us? Well Mama is no exception in that. There are nearly four to five scenes of such kind and we know that something is gonna come at the end of the scene. The only difference lies here, is the emotional context that Sinister lacked. Thanks to the director for this. Well, it might sound crazy to get to the basics here, but as a movie it wins over Sinister. Not the definite thrills, nor the best plot here. But the old school thrills are intact and the ghostly imagery is quite good, if not the best.

Jessica Chastain, is taking a role so different after she had to hunt down Osama Bin Laden. She is playing an adoptive mother of two children. Well, this sounds alright. At first she is not willing to, ...

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07/06/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


Two young girls are living for five years alone in a house after their father and mother have "died". Now, their uncle(Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his girlfriend (Jessica Chastain) want to take the children to them and take care of them. But they are not normal. They are very often saying "mama". A doctor tries to find out what or who "Mama" is...

The movie is written and directed by debutant Andy Muschietti who has made a short film with the same name ´(MAma) and for his first time as director he has done a damn well job. The direction is almost perfect. As screenwriter he should take some practice, though. The script is very confusing. VERY confusing. Moreover, the dialogues sound weird.
The movie is produced by Guillermo del Toro(Pan's Labyrinth). Why didn't he said something to t...

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02/05/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

First 'really' scary film of the year!!!

Ok at one time i used to complain that they couldn't make good horror films anymore, at least not scary anyways. Well that seems to be changing now as anyone who watches 'Mama' will see. Even though Guillermo Del Toro is acting as the producer on this I can see that director Andres Muschietti must've collaborated with him alot on this project cause this film has Del Toro's style all over it and that is a good thing.

Scary films don't seem to bother me anymore as i increase in age, however they used to as i, after watching titles such as 'The Exorcist, The Exorcism Of Emily Rose to name a few used to turn all the lights on whereever i was living as my imagination would begin to soar. As previously mentioned, that rarely happens anymore. Not withstanding however, I still know a scary ...

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01/20/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Mama (2013) Two young girls (Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nelisse) are found in a remote cabin, apparently living by themselves for the last five years. The two orphaned girls are taken in by their uncle (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his girlfriend (Jessica Chastain). Mysterious things start happening in the home, and the big question is are the girls causing the problems or did they bring something with them? The first 15 minutes of this film are truly scary, especially when we first meet the two girls after they have spent 5 years in the cabin by themselves, but the rest of the film can’t sustain that level of fright and rarely are there any other true scary moments. Chastian isn’t given much to showcase her talents, as she plays a character who doesn’t want to be in charge of the childr...

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01/20/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Review: Mama

I had mixed expectations for Mama after watching the first couple of trailers. Part of me thought it looked really, really stupid, while the other part thought it could be kind of cool. Weird opinion, yes. The outcome is a film that is not remotely bad, but flawed and ultimately forgettable. It's a fine, perfectly decent little ghost story, occasionally pretty frightening but lacks the slow build-up of tension it may have needed. The solid performance by Jessica Chastain (who, by the way, looks damn hot with short black hair) keeps you engaged throughout most of the film's duration, providing you with a strong female character whose never unlikable.

Director Andres Muschietti gives the film a terrific visual look and some creative cinematography. There is one sequence in particular in ...

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