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Martha Marcy May Marlene Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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MMMM emphasizes the social and economic discrepancies between Martha's then and now, and alludes to Lucy's guilt about not being there for her younger sister in the past.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

February 18, 2012
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

full review at Movies for the Masses

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 4/5

February 17, 2012
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray

This could have been retitled "Cognitive Dissonance: The Movie".

Full Review Source: The Ooh Tray

February 8, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

The title sounds like a demented worshipper counting her beads, which is perhaps not entirely inaccurate.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

February 5, 2012
Jason Wood
Little White Lies

Like the ordeals of the central character, the film flickers powerfully in the memory.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 4/5

February 3, 2012
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

Mesmerising.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

February 3, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

It will stay with you long after watching. Guaranteed.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 4/5

February 3, 2012
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

A slippery thriller about fugitive states, and not knowing where you belong, or even who you are.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 4/5

February 3, 2012
Alex Zane
Sun Online

It's a brave and engrossing performance from Olsen. Sadly outside of that, the film fails to deliver a satisfying climax.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 3/5

February 2, 2012
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post

Olsen puts in a fantastic, natural performance in a film which is shocking at times as it builds to a disturbing conclusion.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 4/5

February 2, 2012
Lucy Barrick
Radio Times

Durkin's intelligent, hypnotic and compelling film echoes Martha's fractured mental state, so as the events of the past are slowly revealed, we're never sure whether they are real or imagined.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

February 2, 2012
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

It's acted and directed like a sensitive drama, rather than a scary movie, and is all the scarier for it.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 4/5

February 2, 2012
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

A psychological thriller premised on the self-contagion, and schizoid to-ings and fro-ings, of a mind suffering spiritual culture shock.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 4/5

February 2, 2012
Mark Stafford
Electric Sheep

Sean Durkin's debut is a creepy, tense and ambiguous piece of work.

Full Review Source: Electric Sheep

February 2, 2012
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

This film has both the strengths and weaknesses of the psychological thriller genre. Mental states are hard to depict. The strength of the genre is that it serves as a showcase for actors. It is a mixed bag, but it does deliver a heavy dose of creepiness.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

February 2, 2012

Both filmmaker and star stand to benefit from this excellent and somewhat mesmerising, if fearful and a touch ambiguous psychological ride.

Full Review Source: Real.com | Original Score: 4/5

February 2, 2012
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

Looking deep into the psyche of this troubled individual, Durkin isn't offering any easy answers... and nor should he be.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Original Score: B+

February 2, 2012
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

Suspenseful, memorable, thought-provoking and psychologically credible, brilliantly acted all round.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 4/5

February 1, 2012
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

This year's Winter's Bone?

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 4/5

February 1, 2012
Chris Fyvie
The Skinny

Sean Durkin's astonishingly assured debut as writer/director is a haunting meditation on identity, manipulation and abuse.

Full Review Source: The Skinny | Original Score: 5/5

February 1, 2012
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