Ma (2019) - Horror, Thriller

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A lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn't get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host.

IMDB: 5.8
Director: Tate Taylor
Stars: Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers
Length: 99 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 46 out of 206 found boring (22.33%)

One-line Reviews (137)

A very entertaining movie.

"Ma" isn't a perfect movie by any means, and it's by not the best movie I've seen this year, but it's definitely one of the most entertaining ones.

Too slow .

Entertaining, if predictable .

This really made a lot more of the scenes more impactful and unexpected something which a lot of horror and thriller films are doing recently which i love.

Enjoyable and little too many unanswered questions

Definitely enjoyed it.

The movie starts off really slow, the first time we meet the main antagonist is a lot later than you would expect.

Good horror worth the watch ...

Movie is just predictable from the start you can guess the end and i dont like that.

As entertaining as it should have been .

Exciting, nice background story .

The boredom had already crept in.

This is potentially one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

Ma is a fun horror Film with it being predictable.

Disjointed horror film that showcases Spencer's darker side as a put-upon middle-age woman who unlikely becomes the friend of a group of teenagers who use her cellar as a joint to get lit up in.

The plot itself is very predictable, like the flashbacks to when ma was a high school student herself.

Ma lacks thrills, tension and suspense, resulting in an uneventful watch.

It is a cliche mishmash of tones that has no earthly idea as to what it is trying to be.

And best of all, it's just downright entertaining.

The film feels really slow throughout the entire first act and doesn't pick up speed until the last little bit.

This is indubitably one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

Was bored with the film took to much build up left 45 minutes in.

the movie in general is boring.

Once you figure out the route that the movie's going, it becomes tedious as you just sit there waiting for the inevitability to come.

If you're bored at home one night and want to just check it ou,t go ahead.

Predictable: always.

Awfully boring.

If you enjoy entertaining flicks like 'Happy deathday' or 'The Babysitter' or stuff like that, I'm sure you will enjoy this one.

Nothing happens at all in the first hour of the film.

Spencer stretches her acting muscles in this disjointed horror flick .

It's an entertaining thriller/comedy, not a horror movie you could not watch alone.

Ma 2019 15 starring:Octavia Spencer,Luke Evans,Diana Silvers,Juliette Levers,Mckaley Miller,Corey Fogelmanis,Gianni Paolo,Dante Brown,Tanyell Wavers,Missi Pyle and Alisson janey etcoverall rating 78/100Ma was everything a good thriller should be intense,disturbing and creepy, and with an excellent lead as well this film has a lot going for it lets talk about why this is.

The story is something that looks like it's out of the ordinary, but is actually closer than you could possibly think, which makes it a lot more compelling and intresting to watch from the side perspective.

Ma is a predicable and quite boring horror movie.

It tried to be a torture movie, it tried to be a racially driven horror, it tried to be a teen horror, it tried to be a psychological thriller, it tried to be a drama, it tried to be a comedy, and it tried to a revenge film.

When it all boils down to it, Ma never quite gains momentum due to its underdeveloped storyline and uninteresting characters, and the finale fails to provide a rewarding conclusion.

Overall, it was something new and entertaining all the way until the end where it takes it up a notch.

It's pretty predictable, silly, and very contrived.

The only teenagers that seem to catch on to Ma's strange behavior is the girl characters, and they take way too long to do so.

It's worth the watch!

All the usual hallmarks of a teen horror flick but you knew what was going to happen it just too far too long to get there .

Absolutely save your money and go see something else.

Admittedly, many of the decisions made by characters are stupid and take you out of the movie, yet they do not ruin the watching experience because the events on screen are entertaining.

Worth watching!

About as entertaining as a certain ferrous super hero and his friends avenging the world in a single afternoon.

The movie was an actual the worst with no plot, but the actor who plays ma is good at being creepy if I'm being honest, other than that the move was so bad and so predictable.

The teens were sort of generic, and some not scary jump scares, but had suspenseful moments.

Very predictable and cliche.

As title.. generic, been done many times before.. found myself flicking through my mobile phone a fair few times as I lost interest.. acting was good etc.. but film predictable and generic.. be forgotten very easily..

Was it predictable?

The first act had me wanting more and with Spencer eventually carrying the film unfortunately she gets lost in a bad a predictable plot.

Welcome to another Robbie Movie Reviews and today we take a look at:Movie: Ma (2019)Director: Tate Taylor Writer: Scotty Landes Stars: Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers, Juliette LewisLIKES:Star power Good Acting Surprisingly Deep Story Realistic Good Villain DISLIKESNot Scary Predictable Suspense of The Reality Not Suspenseful Rushed EndingThose Who Like These May Like This Movie: Life Time Movies Greta ABC family originals like Pretty Little LiarsSUMMARY: Ma is surprising in many ways in terms of its story telling, focusing more on the characters than the actual scares.

Weird but entertaining .

All in all, this movie was entertaining from start to finish.

Her expressions and that "empty" stare she sometimes gives really tells a lot.

It was very entertaining great acting creepy weird at times and just all-around a good time I really enjoyed MA!

I sure hope they're better than this latest offering from producers Blumhouse: Ma is tired and predictable, stretches plausibility, and, worst of all, is not in the least bit scary.

Octavia Spencer does a good job as the main character, but the rest (story, teen characters, progression of story, suspense, etc.) is very uninspiring.

All and all, the movie tried so many different things without it going anywhere, and ended up being a dirty diaper full of embarrassment, bad acting, low quality production values, and utter boredom.

Sometimes the film is slow while other times, it moves quickly.

We won't see an Oscar nomination for this movie, however it is definitely an enjoyable film.

It seems like the film was trying to be more compelling than it actually was by borrowing heavily from earlier horror classics, from Carrie to even A Nightmare on Elm Street with the parent child revenge theme, and it wasn't able to pull it off convincingly.

Don't expect any interesting twists or insights to make this a guaranteed rewatch, however Ma does a near-perfect job of tying in different genres into an entertaining package.

Octavia Spencer plays the villain in the film, and it is actually a really fascinating roll she has been given to work with.

This movie was a waste of time.

If you have free time you can go this film otherwise please don't waste your time that whatching.

Classical Psychothriller, exciting to watch, heavy background story.

Slow, but thrilling .

It's simple tale of a group of bored high school kids in a small town with nothing to do, trying to have fun by getting an adult to buy them alcohol.

I really enjoyed it.

Was it entertaining?

Plot threads never quite come together in a satisfying way, whereas others are never explored in great depth, resulting in an uneventful narrative that never elevates as the film steadily progresses.

The entire thing was predictable.

Some aspects of the story can feel dumb at times and the first 15 minutes are boring.

I Just wish that that could of kept the same fast paced edge of the seat entertainment throughout the whole film and not just the second half of the film.

Was a good horror, creepy a tad scary, but the story and plot made me enjoy it , wasent like my best horror halloween but it was great (People who made halloweeen made this) was all round good worth watching 👍

Ma is an awkward, braindead, and altogether tedious attempt at horror.

Good: No doubt, Octavia Spencer carries the film and without her, the film would have easily crumbled and been unwatchable.

Octavia Spencer is really good in it and it's entertaining throughout.

Very predictable and dull .

Waste of money .

Great performance from spencer but i felt this film was too much of a slow burn with a lack of pay off.

Honestly one of the most boring movies I've ever seen.

Standard 90 minute run time, the first 70 minutes of this movie is quite literally pointless exposition and then with 20 minutes remaining the movie starts.

All of the other actors you could tell were trying their best with what they were given but it just ended up being really boring to watch.

but the script was too predictable.

Another enjoyable Blumhouse film .

I liked that it was predictable.

Something Different & Entertaining .

Waste of time and money .

Trailer does reveal too much of the already predictable plot, unfortunately.

The slow burn start is the only thing that kept me from giving this film 10-stars.

That small nitpick aside, the movie's main drop off for me was the lack of suspenseful finish and the rushed ending that came with it.

The rest it's as cliché as it gets...

This film is very entertaining and gripping and the way through.

In the end "Ma" is a predictable, stale, generic horror movie but is still entertaining at times.

Until then Ma is an entertaining amuse bouche.

But I digress - the teens soon meet Sue Ann Ellington (Octavia Spencer, who pretty much makes this movie worth watching singlehandedly), a vet tech who they convince to buy them alcohol.

waste of money .

Spencer tries her best to instill a sense of fear in the viewer, but the trite nature of the plot-hole ridden script, the pedestrian direction, and the plodding pace rob the film of any tension.

This film is slow paced and you realize fast, something must have happened to "Ma" in the past.

Semi boring 2nd act.

My friends and I agreed that the tale was realistic, which brought part of the fun experience, and in grounding it to the reality it made for a good villain that was engaging to watch.

From the previews it seemed to be suspenseful and somewhat of a thriller.

This is a predictable story with some unpredictable wrinkles in it.

This has to be one of the most boring horror films I've ever seen.

Jump scares and intense horror are not things I would want to willingly endure.

An absolute travesty though that she is given toilet paper for a script and has to overwork it to deliver something remotely thrilling.

Its an entertaining watch I'd say and its brainless fun, which ultimately is what it should be.

Super entertaining if you still under 16 :/ .

I was legitimately afraid for the kids in this movie; The character of Ma is so mentally unbalanced and unpredictable, that at no point could I see what was coming.

Slow burn .

But establishing a yawn-worthy romance for the sake of inserting stakes into this thriller, just seems pointless.

Predictable and you've already seen all the best parts.

However the pacing was fairly slow during places within the film.

It's a psychological thriller with horror elements and it's a little predictable.

I was hoping for more intense thrilling moment but nothing happen.

All in all; I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.

The backstory, very predictable, exists only to explain Ma's behaviour.


One of the Worst Movies I Have Seen In Awhile...

But Tate Taylor directs the meek mannered Sue Ann as someone who has accepted her uneventful life and she'll have more of the same.

A truly terrible waste of time and effort.

If you are in it for the "art" (think of the most boring movie 'It comes at night'), you might be disappointed.

I found the film to be pretty good & suspenseful.

Some stuff got left unresolved but I enjoyed it very much!

You want to sit through 65 minutes of dull poorly acted unrealistic buildup?

The plot is absurd and contrived.

Entertaining: almost.

During the movie I got really bored and looked down at my phone to see how much time had gone by and to complete and utter shock I looked down and there was an hour left.

For one thing, I didn't find the film all that scary or even thrilling until the last act and prior to that, aside from some party scenes with cool music I found myself more bored than anything.

While the actress stretches her muscles with her disturbed character the plotting is predictable (echoes of A Nightmare On Elm Street and even Psycho to lift from a few chillers) no thanks to Scotty Landes' so-so screenplay and not-too-scary direction from Tate Taylor.

All in all I wouldn't waste the time to see it unless you're very very bored and desperate for a movie to watch and it happens to be on Netflix.

In the end, this movie really isn't worth a watch because the trailer spoils it and it's only worth watching for the last 10 to 15 minutes.

It was so slow half of the movie and suddenly got so faster.

It was entertaining and did have some strange twists.