Martin Eden


Martin Eden

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"Based on the 1909 novel by Jack London, a young sailor named Martin Eden (Luca Marinelli) is welcomed with open arms into an industrial middle-class family after rescuing the family's young heir, Arturo (Giustiniano Alpi), from a violent attack. In their home, Martin crosses paths with Arturo's enchanting sister Elena (Jessica Cressy), and romance blossoms. Martin then aspires to transcend his humble beginnings and climb to the top of the social elite as a writer, all to be worthy of Elena's hand. Written and directed by Pietro Marcello. "


Critic Reviews for Martin Eden

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (4)

  • This spry yet increasingly bitter romantic drama is so vague and un-targeted that its social critiques feel less defined than ever.

    Sep 3, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • The story finally runs aground on an iceberg of undigested ideas, barely developed themes and bad hair choices.

    Sep 3, 2019 | Full Review…
  • In the end... the film suffers from Eden's own weighty intellectual pretensions, railing against society without finding the means to articulate the argument.

    Sep 2, 2019 | Full Review…

    Jay Weissberg

    Top Critic
  • While not the worst film of 2019, Martin Eden does not come close to reaching its full potential. Patrick Coyle-Simmons, BRWC

    Oct 16, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Worth your time for a striking lead performance.

    Oct 10, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Among the benefits granted by Martin Eden, Pietro Marcello's film, is to detect, smell, feel, chew the rage, the destruction, the impossibility of the character. [Full Review in Spanish]

    Oct 9, 2019 | Full Review…

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