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At Theaters: 1/18/2013 On Video: 5/7/2013
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 40 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600036
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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Two little girls disappear into the woods the day that their mother was murdered. 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. The day their father killed their mother, sisters Victoria and Lilly vanished near their suburban neighborhood. For five long years, their Uncle Lucas and his girlfriend, Annabel, have been madly searching for them. But when, incredibly, the kids are found alive in a decrepit cabin, the couple wonders if the girls are the only guests they have welcomed into their home. As Annabel tries to introduce the children to a normal life, she grows convinced of an evil presence in their house. Are the sisters experiencing traumatic stress, or is a ghost coming to visit them? How did the broken girls survive those years all by themselves? As she answers these disturbing questions, the new mother will find that the whispers she hears at bedtime are coming from the lips of a deadly presence.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Horror - This is a creepy supernatural horror thriller that while having no graphic violence nor heavy language is much too scary and intense for children, especially as it features two young girls in danger. Fans of Jessica Chastain should enjoy this change of pace role for her.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Jessica Chastain ZERO DARK THIRTY, THE DEBT
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, BLACK HAWK DOWN
Director: Andy Muschietti Feature Film Debut
Executive Producer: Guillermo del Toro THE ORPHANAGE, DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK
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Production Notes Heading
A Mother's Love: The Dark Fable Begins
Lost Children and New Parents
The Look of Terror: Design of MAMA
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; 3 S-words; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Hits, falls, throws with no blood.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol.
ACTION: Foot chases.
COMEDY: Some kid humor.
DETAILED CONTENT
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Critic's Review Heading

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good 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.

Washington Post Full Review
Below Average And so it is with "Mama." Sure, it's scary enough, but cheaply, not deeply.

NY Post Full Review
Above Average What ghost-Mama does to people she doesn't like yields some wickedly creepy images, but the title character is scarier before we get a good look at her.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 66 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
3
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
12
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
26
Very High
96%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
4
About 50/50
50%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
3
About 50/50
100%
30+Adults (M)
9
High
89%
30+Adults (F)
9
High
89%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 66 moviegoers:
CHILDREN:The three children all loved this scary movie.
TEENS:Great reviews from both the males and females. Most either loved "Mama" or enjoyed it very much. Only a very small percentage rated it slightly low.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Both the male and female reviews are about as varied as the reviews from the critics. One male loved it, one rated it average, one rated poor and one hated it. The female reviews are slightly better. Only one of the three ladies rated it as low as "below average."
ADULTS:About half the males loved "Mama." Another large chunk rated it "above average." A few others rated it "average" with just one hating it. Slightly more than half the ladies loved "Mama." A few more rated it "above average" but most of the remaining half only rated it "good/average" with a few rating it "below average."

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