• JerrysGold

    ★★★½ Watched by JerrysGold 26 May, 2015

    Martha Marcy May Marlene is an interesting movie. I'm not sure what exactly happened. Something about a hippie cult and this Marcy Marlene May chick escapes and goes to her sisters. She has flashbacks of her time at the cult and there's a rape or something. This film was never clear on what was going on. Elizabeth Olsen kills it though. I can see how she got to be so famous. Her performance was brilliant. She makes this movie. The…

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  • Shea

    ★★★★★ Watched by Shea 22 May, 2015

    Wow! This movie left me speechless. What a beautiful movie about a young girl leaving an abusive cult and then fleeing to live with her sister. Elizabeth Olsen and Sarah Paulson were fucking A+ in this movie. I'm just going to sit here with my mouth open for a few minutes and then go about the rest of my day.

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  • moviemanwill

    ★★★ Added by moviemanwill

    Fantastic editing. Nice sound. Hawkes. That one song.

    Started Olsen's career. I don't see why. She's merely okay here.

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  • SmokingPizza

    ½ Added by SmokingPizza

    Maybe I missed the entire point on this film, though it seems more than obvious. Someone told me they thought this was a masterpiece, or that at least the ending was. Either way I highly disagree. Maybe I need to watch this again and let it seep in more but still, it was dry to me. I thought it was going to give me more by the ending but not really. Again, maybe I did miss the point or at…

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  • mindymcallen

    ★★★★½ Watched by mindymcallen 08 May, 2015

    Was reading Helter Skelter when I watched it. Made it even more powerful.

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  • petrilloz

    ★★★ Added by petrilloz

    Centuries of storytelling have standardized our expectations towards the realm of realism. This doesn’t presume naturalism or raw gritty life as we know it, surely there are thousands of fantasy pieces out there. But the moment to moment standard our minds presume is that what we are seeing is actually what really occurs. There are rare examples of storytelling that play on our perception, using their literal fabric to jolt us out of our viewing comfort into the subjective world…

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  • tacomapmogul

    ★★★ Watched by tacomapmogul 01 Apr, 2012

    All I see is the Olsen twins. Great performance by that tall skinny guy that's in Eastbound & Down. Interesting look into the long term effects of a ...cult?

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  • Jorge Pardo M.

    ★★ Watched by Jorge Pardo M. 29 Apr, 2015

    Mmmm... no. Ni siquiera por Elizabeth Olsen.

    Martha Marcy May Marlene viene a engrosar esa lista de películas de corte indie que, pese a los halagos de la crítica, me cuesta tragar. Ya me pasó con Winter's Bone —en la que, casualmente, también aparece John Hawkes— y con Take Shelter —a falta de revisarla—.

    En mi opinión, filmes que tratan de abarcar más de lo que pueden y en los que ni siquiera una bonita fotografía o unas notables interpretaciones son capaces de llenar un vacío imposible de disimular.

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  • federica

    ★★★★ Watched by federica 27 Apr, 2015

    Martha Marcy May Marlene è oscuro, ermetico, denso e terrificante.

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  • Hans Morgenstern

    ★★★★ Added by Hans Morgenstern

    First-time feature director Sean Durkin rises above a stellar, hype-stealing star turn by Elizabeth Olsen (the younger sister of the Olsen twins) with Martha Marcy May Marlene. Though she compliments the film with a delicate and dynamic performance, her character is also a cog in a disturbing tale told through a twisted knot of edits that continuously flashback to her life in a cult. Marcy May somehow escapes the cult, returning to the open arms of her sister (Sarah Paulson)…

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  • ScantySama

    ★★ Added by ScantySama

    Hipster mumblecore intonations to get you to pretend to think about big issues and "complex" situations.

    John Hawkes is pretty good in t though.

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  • Matt

    ★★★★½ Added by Matt

    Martha Marcy May Marlene is an extraordinary showpiece for the younger sibling of the infamous Olsen twins, Elizabeth. Her performance in this strange critical indie hit shows remarkable talent and insight, a glorious naturality which just shines in the lead role. A remarkably naive, lost and traumatised young woman, Olsen manages to make each moment count; from one rather terrorising incident to a simple glance towards the horizon, there's such an intense beauty to everything she does with the role…

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