• R, 1 hr. 39 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Simon Curtis
    In Theaters:
    Nov 23, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    Mar 13, 2012
  • The Weinstein Company


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My Week with Marilyn Reviews

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Tom Clift

A few good performances here and there do nothing to prevent this sappy, doe-eyed production from falling head-first into tedious territory.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 1.5/5

March 12, 2012
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

The subject matter is interesting but I was disappointed with its delivery. The screenplay is repetitious.

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

February 17, 2012
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Whether or not this brief episode is emblematic of Monroe's life, it makes for a frustrating and inadequate movie.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 23, 2011
Alonso Duralde
The Wrap
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There are any number of more interesting movies that could have been made with this material.

Full Review Source: The Wrap

November 22, 2011
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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First-time feature film director Simon Curtis has made a minor picture about a minor picture, major talents notwithstanding.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 22, 2011
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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A dubious idea done in by Adrian Hodges's shallow script and Simon Curtis's clumsy direction.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

November 26, 2011
Phil Villarreal
OK! Magazine

It seems like oversimplified hogwash, but that's how films like this go.

Full Review Source: OK! Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 7, 2011
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Its taken-for-granted target audience should feel manipulated enough to rebel against such obvious Weinstein Co. Oscar bait.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

November 28, 2011
Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto

While My Week With Marilyn acknowledges the void between her public persona and private life, it does very little to fill it.

Full Review Source: NOW Toronto | Original Score: 2/5

November 25, 2011
Karina Longworth
Village Voice
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Shimmying stiffly in too-tight dresses, exaggerated belly padding protruding awkwardly off her modern waif frame, Williams's voice and movements reflect study but not feeling.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 22, 2011
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Ms. Williams tries her best, and sometimes that's almost enough.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 22, 2011
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A hacky, obvious biopic, directed with a crabbed lack of visual flair, and marching through its predetermined story with stentorian dullness.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 5/10

November 23, 2011
Jessica Holland
Little White Lies

Williams' impersonation is up to scratch, and adoring her isn't too hard. She captures the lilting voice and eagerness to please, and her heart-shaped face makes for a likeness that's sometimes uncanny.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

November 24, 2011
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Curtis occasionally takes his characters out of Pinewood, but they're never really set free, either in physical or emotional terms.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 25, 2011
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Look at how Williams goes from unconsciously being Marilyn to consciously "acting" her. Would that the entire movie were as eloquent.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 23, 2011
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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Little more than a For Your Consideration ad stretched to feature length.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

November 22, 2011
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

Out of one side of the film's mouth, we hear, 'Isn't it a shame, what celebrity culture did to this girl?" and out of the other side, 'Good God, look at her! She's a goddess!'

Full Review Source: Looking Closer | Original Score: C+

November 25, 2011
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

The narrative is bogged down in detail, meaning Colin's infatuation arrives and departs too quickly and without much insight into his mental state.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]

November 25, 2011
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

The egregiously lackadaisical vibe ensures that the novelty of the premise slowly-but-surely wears off...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

December 28, 2011
Vadim Rizov
Boxoffice Magazine

Incompetently assembled by veteran TV director Simon Curtis in his theatrical debut, Marilyn's so flimsy and low-stakes not even Williams' typically rigorous dedication and performance can lift it.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

October 11, 2011

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