• Mama (2013)


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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    An effectively spooky ghost story with Guillermo del Toro's imprimatur (he's executive producer), Mama is every adoptive parent's nightmare: What if the children you bring home start eating moths and toilet paper, and won't come out from under the bed? And when they do, it's only to do something hurtful? show more

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Mama itself is above average as a piece of filmmaking, even if its scare quotient is middling or below. That's OK with me. I was content to be impressed by the skill of the first-time director, Andrés Muschietti; absorbed by the performances and smitten by some startling images. show more

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