My Week with Marilyn - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

My Week with Marilyn Reviews

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Tom Clift
Moviedex
March 12, 2012
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 | Original Score: 1.5/5
Elise Nakhnikian
House Next Door
October 12, 2011
Williams looks pretty convincing from the neck up too, as long as she's wearing dark glasses, but when she takes them off there's just no forgetting that she isn't Monroe.
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
February 17, 2012
The subject matter is interesting but I was disappointed with its delivery. The screenplay is repetitious.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
November 23, 2011
Whether or not this brief episode is emblematic of Monroe's life, it makes for a frustrating and inadequate movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
November 24, 2011
The magic on-set moments meant to make Marilyn's inconstancy worthwhile don't come off as such, which leaves us to wonder just why anyone would put up with her.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
November 22, 2011
There are any number of more interesting movies that could have been made with this material.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
November 22, 2011
First-time feature film director Simon Curtis has made a minor picture about a minor picture, major talents notwithstanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
November 26, 2011
A dubious idea done in by Adrian Hodges's shallow script and Simon Curtis's clumsy direction.
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
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
November 28, 2011
Its taken-for-granted target audience should feel manipulated enough to rebel against such obvious Weinstein Co. Oscar bait.
Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto
November 25, 2011
While My Week With Marilyn acknowledges the void between her public persona and private life, it does very little to fill it.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
November 22, 2011
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.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
November 22, 2011
Ms. Williams tries her best, and sometimes that's almost enough.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 23, 2011
A hacky, obvious biopic, directed with a crabbed lack of visual flair, and marching through its predetermined story with stentorian dullness.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jessica Holland
Little White Lies
November 24, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
November 25, 2011
Curtis occasionally takes his characters out of Pinewood, but they're never really set free, either in physical or emotional terms.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 23, 2011
Look at how Williams goes from unconsciously being Marilyn to consciously "acting" her. Would that the entire movie were as eloquent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
November 22, 2011
Little more than a For Your Consideration ad stretched to feature length.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 25, 2011
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 | Original Score: C+
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
November 25, 2011
The narrative is bogged down in detail, meaning Colin's infatuation arrives and departs too quickly and without much insight into his mental state.
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