Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia! (2008)

Longing to discover the identity of her true father before she exchanges her wedding vows, the daughter of a once-rebellious single mother secretly invites a trio of paternal candidates to her upcoming wedding in this feature adaptation of… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 16, 2008
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54%
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66%



Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This jukebox musical is full of fluffy fun but rough singing voices and a campy tone might not make you feel like "You Can Dance" the whole 90 minutes.

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

A sage once advised being wary of movies in which the people on screen are having more fun than the people in the audience. Mamma mia, was that good advice.

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Dana Stevens
Slate

The movie's spirit is somewhere between High School Musical and Hedwig and the Angry Inch; it's at once dorkily wholesome and proudly slutty.

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk

Like a big gay Terminator, Mamma Mia! will track down your cynicism and blast it into smithereens: it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you're having fun.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

The legal definition of torture has been much aired in recent years, and I take Mamma Mia! to be a useful contribution to that debate.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

If you're invited, you might as well enjoy yourself. Just don't say I didn't warn you. And don't you dare say I hate ABBA.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

It would be easy to underrate the deceptively effortless master acting class that Meryl Streep puts on here.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

A lot of fun.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Streep certainly gives it the old college try and so do Walters and Baranski, who are experienced singer/dancers. Somehow they all end up looking just as flamboyantly amateurish as everybody else.

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

Yeah, it's all a little bit on the camp side. It's a musical based on the songs of ABBA. A little bit camp is probably the height of restraint.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Disgusting, awkward and improbable. I guess it captures Abba perfectly...except the band demonstrated better acting abilities in their stage performances.… More
Jim Careter
Great musical, but will never watch again, its just really boring and bad acting, but I came for great music and I guess I got my fill.
Candy Rose
Movie based on the musical stage production. A new bride to be invites three men to her wedding - all potentially her father to give her away but who is her… More
Bethany Murphy
One of the best musicals!
Directors Cat
The film makers seem to think they can adapt Abba songs into a shakesperean style masterpiece. You can't. It doesn't help the singing is terrible. A… More
Cassie Hill
Absolutely, wonderful music told through the wonderful music of ABBA! You'll love it!!! :) :) :)

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