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Martha Marcy May Marlene Review

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4.0

Dave White Profile

A very cool Creepy Crawl. Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    76

    out of 100

    Metascore®
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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    A horror movie that follows none of the predictable paths of the genre, it offers disturbing psychological drama and nuanced chills rather than outright terror.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Elizabeth Olsen steps onto the radar as a seriously accomplished actor in this mesmerizing drama, which also marks an assured feature debut for writer-director Sean Durkin.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Martha Marcy May Marlene leaves a viewer hanging, quite literally, lost in an enveloping fog of mood without resolution. Olsen, meanwhile, definitely marks her arrival.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    A linear story, or one that was fragmented more clearly, could have been more effective. Still, a good film, ambitious and effective, introducing a gifted young actress and a director whose work I'll anticipate.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    The acting in Durkin's feature is excellent. Olsen is utilized largely as an object for camera adoration, but not in the usual glamorizing way. Olsen, Hawkes and company play slippery figures with lovely assurance.

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