• Mama (2013)

Mama

Release Date: January 18th, 2013

DVD Release Date: May 7th, 2013

PG-13 |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

On the day that their parents die, 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, miraculously, the girls are 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.

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nélisse, Daniel Kash, Javier Botet, Jane Moffat, Morgan McGarry

Director: Andrés Muschietti

Genres: Horror

Production Co: De Milo, Toma 78

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Daughter, Father, Girlfriend, Dark, Suspenseful, Escape, Mystery, Sister, Murder, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 58
    Ian BuckwalterNPR

    What more often sinks Mama is, well, Mama herself. Much like another recent homage to a spookier era of horror, 2011's "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" - which, like Mama, was executive-produced by Guillermo del Toro - Muschietti's film shows its monster too early and too often. show more

  • 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 sequel. It's a ride I'd take again. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

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

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