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Marjorie Prime Reviews

August 31, 2017
As a sly chamber piece, it reassures and unsettles in equal, exquisitely calibrated measure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 24, 2017
The exchanges feel slightly redundant at times. The stagey origins of the material surface occasionally. Minor bumps, though, in a unique psychological journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 23, 2017
The haunting and allusive Marjorie Prime is a sci-fi film set in the near future but its emotional resonance is bracingly immediate.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 19, 2017
The film, with its coastal haze and its fickle gusts of rain, is likely to lodge in your memory. Or, as it will soon be called, your hard drive.
August 18, 2017
The virtues in Marjorie Prime are modest, but the muted cinematography by Sean Price Williams adds enormously to the blurred vision of reality the characters feel throughout, and the cast is first-rate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 18, 2017
A movie that leaves viewers with so much to ponder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 17, 2017
Though visually spare and undistinguished, the movie gets revelatory mileage out of Geena Davis -- just as brainy and bruised as she was in her heyday -- as Marjorie's bitter adult daughter, in need of some postmortem therapy of her own.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 17, 2017
Good as the ensemble cast is, however, Marjorie Prime is Smith's film. Watching her inspires the kind of awe one feels when looking at the brushstrokes of an artistic masterpiece.
August 17, 2017
A quiet, contemplative family drama about memory. And about how those memories shape who we are.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 17, 2017
Much of the fun of Marjorie Prime is in figuring out where it's going, and why.
August 17, 2017
There's more going on in this movie's 90-plus minutes than in many summer blockbusters nearly twice its length.
August 17, 2017
A seamless, unshowy weave of chamber piece and speculative fiction; at times it suggests a lo-fi companion piece to Spike Jonze's "Her" or perhaps an unusually soothing episode of "Black Mirror."
August 17, 2017
The movie lacks ostentation; it appears so simple and unworldly and unhip that one wants to protect it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 16, 2017
Leave it to Michael Almereyda to make a science fiction movie that consists of little more than scenes of two characters talking in plushly appointed living rooms.
August 16, 2017
Hamm perfectly plays Walter as a sort of suave, GQ version of HAL 9000, and Davis and Robbins have their most satisfying feature film roles in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 16, 2017
Like the play by Jordan Harrison it's based on, writer-director Michael Almereyda's film is small in scale, but pulls us in close with its provocative setup.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 15, 2017
Marjorie Prime is exquisite - beautiful, intense, shivering with empathy.
January 26, 2017
Marjorie Prime feels less true at every turn.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
January 24, 2017
One leaves "Marjorie Prime" pleased to have witnessed these actors at work, and rather wishing you'd got to see them tackle this intimate piece in a warmer, flesh-and-blood theatrical context.
January 24, 2017
This is the rare recent stage-to-screen adaptation that actually improves on the source.