My Week with Marilyn - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

My Week with Marilyn Reviews

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Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
January 16, 2012
Based on a true story about the iconic Marilyn Monroe, "My Week with Marilyn" depicts the actress at her most gorgeous and most frustrating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Richard Knight
Knight at the Movies
January 13, 2012
It is Michelle Williams who really sets the movie apart. She eerily recalls the ethereal Monroe and her subtle shifts in mood really get at the heart of the often somnambulant girl-woman.
Diana Saenger
January 2, 2012
Williams and a solid cast keep the intrigue coming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jackie K. Cooper
December 29, 2011
Williams is brilliant as Monroe while Branagh matches her move for move.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 28, 2011
The egregiously lackadaisical vibe ensures that the novelty of the premise slowly-but-surely wears off...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
December 24, 2011
An effective and entertaining portrait of how a young, starstruck man gets sucked into the dysfunction of the world's biggest movie star.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
December 23, 2011
Marilyn Monroe can be best characterized as a mass of insecurities in a non-stop war with a gigantic ego. Award-bound Michelle Williams captures it perfectly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
December 23, 2011
He says he had a fling with her and, while I don't necessarily doubt his story, it's not as interesting as the tricky relationship between Olivier and Monroe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 22, 2011
It's a remarkable portrait and one that makes My Week with Marilyn a special film and one of the season's must-sees.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Clay Cane
December 21, 2011
Who knows how many more Marilyn Monroe films Hollywood will make. 'My Week' is one of the best, but outside of the 'Marilyn genre,' this is not one that will be nearly as timeless as the icon herself.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 19, 2011
TV director Simon Curtis does a so-so job filming Colin Clark's lightweight 2000 story in his memoir.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
December 18, 2011
The cast is amazing and the situations often funny and often touching, but the film could have used some sort of revelation about its title character.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Tony Macklin
December 8, 2011
In her ravishing performance in My Week with Marilyn, Michelle Williams shows that Marilyn lives. And she still haunts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Phil Villarreal
OK! Magazine
December 7, 2011
It seems like oversimplified hogwash, but that's how films like this go.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Beth Accomando
December 4, 2011
But where the film does succeed is in giving us an insight into what has always been a baffling film. The Prince and the Showgirl seemed as odd an onscreen pairing as it was off screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
December 3, 2011
Michelle Williams' stunning, captivating performance provides impudent, entertaining observations about a screen icon.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Widgett Walls
December 3, 2011
Michelle Williams...let me tell you something: she was Marilyn Monroe. Or...if she's not playing Marilyn Monroe, she's playing what we all think Marilyn Monroe is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
December 2, 2011
Michelle Williams' glowing performance, at times touching, tragic, innocent and sultry, rekindles Monroe's magic. Her British co-stars, especially Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench, are memorable even in Monroe's light.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
December 2, 2011
The astonishing experience of watching Michelle Williams transform herself into Marilyn Monroe tends to block out everything else going on.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
December 2, 2011
Michelle Williams brings depth and compassion to her performance as Hollywood's tragic blond bombshell, and her sincerity invests this otherwise minor film with a sort of grandeur.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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