Mama

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Released 2013

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Director:
Andres Muschietti
Released:
2013
Rating:
PG-13
On the day that their father murders their mother, sisters Lilly and Victoria vanish in the woods, prompting a frantic search by their Uncle Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his girlfriend, Annabel (Jessica Chastain). Five years later, the girls are miraculously found alive in a decaying cabin, and Lucas and Annabel welcome them into their home. But, as Annabel tries to reintroduce the children to a normal life, she finds that someone -- or something -- still wants to tuck them in at night.

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  • 75

    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...

  • 75

    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.

  • 70

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd 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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