Welcome to Marwen Reviews

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January 2, 2019
See it, then seek out the 2010 documentary Marwencol.
December 28, 2018
The film pretends to boldly mine the inner life of a complex central character, but only ever produces two alternating emotional expressions: "I'm scared!" and "Phwoarr!"
December 26, 2018
The female characters in Welcome to Marwen are all a little too yielding, a little too understanding... They expect so little of Hogancamp that it's all too easy for him to impress them, and all too easy for us to feel good about ourselves in the process.
December 26, 2018
It's hard to convey the oppressive ickiness of a biopic with such good intentions...
December 24, 2018
A well-meaning, heartfelt, and vigorously engaged tribute to a remarkable person...
December 21, 2018
Welcome to Marwen is the ultimate Robert Zemeckis movie. This is not intended as a compliment.
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.
March 1, 2019
Zemeckis attempts to move audiences, but does so with a forced tone and an exaggerated melodrama. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 1, 2019
Zemekis is especially skilled at the alchemy between digital entertainment and creating a portrait of a man struggling with his demons. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 28, 2019
Despite its flaws, Zemeckis is able to craft a film to leave audiences in a great state. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 26, 2019
One wonders if Zemeckis knows what kind of story he is telling. [Full review in Spanish]
February 18, 2019
Since Welcome to Marwen plays like a car accident, you simply have to watch no matter what horrifying image is lurking just around the bend.
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