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MA (2019)

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MA (2019)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 97

Release dates 14/10/2019, 31/05/2019

Ratings Info strong violence, sexual abuse, threat, sex, drug use, very strong language

Genre(s) Horror, Drama

Director(s) Tate Taylor

Cast includes Octavia Spencer, Allison Janney, Luke Evans, Missi Pyle, Juliette Lewis, McKaley Miller

Summary MA is a thriller in which a woman seeks revenge for the abuse she suffered as a teenager.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 21/05/2019

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

MA is a thriller in which a woman seeks revenge for the abuse she suffered as a teenager.


Scenes of strong violence - including beatings, stabbings, burnings and shootings - result in sight of blood and injury detail. There are some macabre horror images, such as a person waking up to find their lips sewn together.

Sexual violence

In one scene, a teenage girl is cruelly misled into performing a sexual act on a different person to the one she expected. However, the scene is brief and lacks strong detail.

Threat and horror

Scenes of threat include a blade being run down a man's body and held against his penis, and a person being forced to strip at gunpoint.


There is a scene in which it is implied that a woman performs a sexual act on a man. There are also strong sex references.


The film contains scenes in which teenagers smoke marijuana joints.

There is infrequent very strong language ('c**t'), as well as more frequent strong language ('motherf**ker', 'f**k'). Milder terms include 'bitch', 'pussy', 'dick', 'asshole', 'shit', 'bullshit', 'crap', 'frigging', 'damn', 'heck', 'butt', 'hell', 'God' and 'Jesus Christ'. There are offensive middle finger gestures and discriminatory language, including the term 'gay' used as an insult.


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Cinema, DVD
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd,Universal Pictures International UK & Eire Ltd
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