Welcome to Marwen Reviews

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September 26, 2020
Presented to critics as a potential awards contender early in awards season, the awards season buzz quickly died down.
July 26, 2020
The film never realizes it, but Mark is depicted as a total creep, and . . . Welcome to Marwen explores trauma and gender identity with the tact of a plane crash.
July 20, 2020
The Zemeckis movie, based on a true story, is a little condescending with the protagonist who fits very well in Steve Carell's shoes, but lacks substance. [Full review in Spanish]
March 18, 2020
Oddly enough, the true story that this film is based on is anything but bland, but somehow the Hollywoodization of it (complete with additional explosions) feels sleepy and uninspired.
January 29, 2020
It desperately wants to be a film about resilience, recovery, and redemption. Instead, it ends up being a serious absurdity of epic proportions, that is as plastic and hollow as the dolls who reside within it.
January 10, 2020
Welcome to Marwen is a disjointed yet well-meaning movie, although you'd most likely be better served finding the original documentary.
November 22, 2019
The biggest asset is Carell, whose heartbreaking portrayal of the lonely, traumatized artist is just what fans of Marwencol would hope for.
October 31, 2019
Despite the movie juggling too much, the doll sequences are beautiful, featuring characters that manage to be expressive despite their shiny plastic bodies.
September 25, 2019
A very good film marked with enough humor to keep the audience from succumbing to the subject matter tackled in the film.
September 13, 2019
I didn't find it creepy -- maybe I'm just creepy!
August 29, 2019
There's a good message wrapped around this imaginative, creative, well-structured fairy tale that deals with hate crimes against gays, and women. Hogy and his dames may be plastic, but this movie does show some heart.
July 29, 2019
While a sometimes challenging watch, it's certainly an absorbing one.
July 16, 2019
Zemeckis fails to imbue this biographical film with believable human emotion.
July 5, 2019
Welcome to Marwen doesn't grab you from the start but the story of Marc Hogancamp and his injury is fascinating.
June 19, 2019
sure to remain one of the most bizarre films of 2019
June 10, 2019
Zemeckis leaves little screen time for the protagonist's recovery, so the final confrontation seems added as an afterthought.
April 15, 2019
Welcome to Marwen is something else, but what is it? "The calamity of movie history is not the follies that get made but the follies that don't get made," Pauline Kael wrote.
March 29, 2019
Welcome to Marwen retains a certain power, which comes from both the documentary on which it is based, and on Zemeckis's desire to make a career-enfolding late work so he could bare his soul.
March 20, 2019
An insulting and dehumanizing nightmare that doubles as a truly bizarre look into the director's own creative process.
March 8, 2019
Welcome to Marwen, though highly imperfect, is the film of an immoderate, quixotic commercial artist, full of risk and failure, with a tin-ear to what constitutes popular appeal, and shot through with passages of perplexing power and grace.
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