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Professor Marston & The Wonder Women winds a lasso of cinematic truth around a fascinating fact-based tale with strong performances from its three stars. Read critic reviews

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If behind every great man is a great woman, then Harvard psychologist and inventor Dr. William Moulton Marston has the good fortune of having two -- his wife Elizabeth and their mutual lover Olive Byrne. In addition to helping him perfect the lie detector test, the two women also inspire him to create one of the greatest female superheroes of all time -- the beloved comic book character Wonder Woman.

Cast & Crew

Luke Evans
William Moulton Marston
Rebecca Hall
Elizabeth Marston
Connie Britton
Josette Frank
JJ Feild
Charles Guyette
Chris Conroy
Brant Gregory
Oliver Platt
M.C. Gaines
Maggie Castle
Dorothy Roubicek
Alexa Havins
Molly Stewart
Angela Robinson
Screenwriter
Andrea Sperling
Executive Producer
Joey Soloway
Executive Producer
Bryce Fortner
Cinematographer
Jeffrey M. Werner
Film Editor
Tom Howe
Original Music
Carl Sprague
Production Design
Danica Chipman
Set Decoration
Donna Maloney
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Critic Reviews for Professor Marston & the Wonder Women

All Critics (181) | Top Critics (55) | Fresh (157) | Rotten (24)

  • She's brought an ardent screenplay, a soaring score, and unapologetically gauzy sunlight to bear on the story of the man, his wife, and their lover who created the most iconic female superhero of all time.

    July 2, 2018 | Full Review…
  • This is a film about eroticism and passion that is neither erotic nor passionate.

    December 13, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • At times the movie veers into sentimentality and the pacing slacks off in the final 30 minutes, but it never loses its magnetic focus on those three strong, central performances.

    November 16, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • [A] deliciously provocative film ...

    November 12, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The picture has just enough odd class to keep indulgent audiences intrigued.

    November 10, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • ... is ultimately undone by its corny conventionality.

    November 10, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Professor Marston & the Wonder Women

  • Apr 06, 2018
    Inspired by a true story, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is fascinating biopic about the man who created the DC superhero Wonder Woman. The film follows Harvard psychologist William Marston as he works to develop a lie detector machine and forms a polyamorous relationship between himself, his wife, and a student, which leads to him becoming a pariah in academia and taking up comic book writing. It also attempts to link the sexual overtones in the Wonder Woman comic to Marston's DISC theory and the sexual proclivities of his relationship with his wife and student. Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, and Bella Heathcote all give strong performances and have good on-screen chemistry. However, before long it drops the facade about being about the Wonder Woman comic and frame story about the its fight with the comic code authority, and just becomes blatant polyamory propaganda. Still, propaganda aside, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is an interesting (if not over romanticized) look at the inspiration behind one of the most influential feminist icons of the 20th century.
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  • Mar 09, 2018
    It's not often a movie can make me feel An Emotion(TM), but with Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, I sure did. It doesn't exploit those avenues as well as it perhaps could have, and feels underdeveloped in a great many of its aspects, but still as both biopic and character drama, Wonder Women is a success. There are better movies than Professor Marston and the Wonder Women out there for a person to watch, but its hard to imagine there being one more timely.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 26, 2018
    "When are you going to stop justifying the whims of your cock with science?" This movie gets 3.5 stars for that line of dialogue alone.
    Philip P Super Reviewer
  • Feb 07, 2018
    Given the subject matter (Queer, sex positive, feminist), this begged for a less conventional approach.
    Alec B Super Reviewer

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