Release Date: May 31st, 2019

R |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

A lonely middle-aged woman befriends some teenagers and decides to let them party in the basement of her home. But there are some house rules: One of the kids has to stay sober, don't curse, and never go upstairs. They must also refer to her as Ma. But as Ma's hospitality starts to curdle into obsession, what began as a teenage dream turns into a terrorizing nightmare, and Ma's place goes from the best place in town to the worst place on Earth.

Cast: Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers, Juliette Lewis, McKaley Miller, Corey Fogelmanis, Gianni Paolo, Dante Brown, Tanyell Waivers

Director: Tate Taylor

Genres: Thriller , Horror

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: 2010s, House, Revenge, Intense, Rivalry, Dark, Transformation, Underdog

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    It quickly spins its shaky premise off into an unconvincing study of emotional need and an even harder-to-believe revenge thriller. show more

  • 70
    Sam AdamsSlate

    Between the exhilaration of great movies and the disappointment of bad ones lie the particular pleasures of trash. Ma isn’t a bad movie, and it’s sure as hell not trying to be a good one, but it scratches a particular itch that neither noble failures nor cranked-out hackwork can touch. show more

  • 30
    Stephen Whitty Screen International

    The script takes forever to get started, and once it’s going, labours to create a single plausible character. Nor can Taylor, who last handled the dreary The Girl On The Train, wring any suspense from his scenes. show more

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