• Allibert91

    ★★★½ Watched by Allibert91 27 Mar, 2015

    That was... mindfucking..

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  • looreenzoo

    ★★★★ Watched by looreenzoo 14 Mar, 2015

    Escape. Too schematic, but very powerful. Elizabeth Olsen and John Hawkes give great performances. Loved "Marcy's song".

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  • Liva

    ★★★★ Watched by Liva 14 Mar, 2015

    I'm still not a fan of the ending, but the rest is quite excellent.

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  • Eugene McCrann

    ★★★ Added by Eugene McCrann

    Actually reminds me of Cassavetes in the way that it questions behavioral normality and "adult conduct," set by Sarah Paulson when she has Martha repeat like a school child that her actions were "not normal" and "private," ostensibly the correct answers, but so awkwardly recited that the adult rationales start to feel like their own form of brainwashed insanity. Twisty suspense and plot mysteries ultimately devour the pure sociological introspection, perhaps creating a juxtaposition that's akin to class mudslinging, but…

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  • Crim

    ★★★★½ Watched by Crim 11 Mar, 2015

    So good. Elisabeth Olsen. The editing - the accelerating confusion between flashbacks and current events, the fade to/from black in the panic attack scene, the blanket as the anchor for where/when she is, the sheer creepiness of both worlds. The directing that makes the confusion possible, the looks and reactions to something off-screen, the close-ups, the framing, the lightning and the blacks, the way Katie appeared in the frame in the home owner scene, and then the mirroring of an…

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  • James Reynov

    ★★★★½ Watched by James Reynov 10 Mar, 2015

    Elizabeth Olsen is amazing in this movie, and it's a shame that she hasn't gotten a role as good since because she deserves to be in more films that match her caliber. She's able to show different sides of Martha, or was it Marcy May... Marlene? Anyway she's able to create such a real performance and navigates the different time jumps in the film naturally, creating a realistic mental decline that's just totally believable. The movie itself has some awesome…

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  • Andrew Scott

    ★★★½ Watched by Andrew Scott 05 Mar, 2015

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  • Brett Leach

    ★★★ Watched by Brett Leach 03 Mar, 2015

    I was hoping to enjoy this a little more than I did since the reviews for it were so good, but I found it kind of dull and unintersting. The scenes set inside the cult were pretty basic but very creepy. I enjoyed the scenes outside the cult but wish there was a more definitive ending

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  • Michael Matthews

    ★★★★ Added by Michael Matthews

    Love this movie. Pissed that the world hasn't seen another feature by Durkin.

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  • Anna

    ★★★★ Watched by Anna 28 Feb, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Starring Elizabeth Olsen, John Hawkes, Sarah Paulson, and Hugh Dancy.

    The film follows a young woman (Martha) suffering from delusions and paranoia after returning to her family from an abusive cult in the Catskill Mountains led by an enigmatic leader, Patrick. She phones her sister Lucy, eventually asking for her help. During the following days, Martha continues to exhibit unusual behavior, with little regard for the norms of conventional American society.

    Told through a series of flashbacks of Martha's time…

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  • Frankie

    ★★★★½ Watched by Frankie 26 Feb, 2015

    One of the best horror films of the last decade. Yes, I realize it's not billed as a horror film, but goddamn if it isn't one of the best slow-building and anxiety-causing pieces of cinema I've seen. The slow camera movements and long pauses prove Durkin has great restraint(I cannot wait to see what he does next). Olsen delivers a brilliant performance, and the fact that it was her first(I'm not counting her older sisters' movies) makes it all the…

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  • Igor Dumitraskovic

    ★★½ Watched by Igor Dumitraskovic 27 Feb, 2015

    I didn't like characters in this movie, especially Martha, didn't care about her at all, so the movie bored me. It's not all bad, it's just mediocre in my opinion and not my cup of tea.

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