• Luis_989

    ★★ Added by Luis_989

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    El relato de una joven buscando un lugar a donde pertenecer con todas las dificultades que enfrenta al intentar re-adaptarse a la sociedad después de escapar de un culto. Ese el es tema central de Martha Marcy May Marlene, un filme que ofrece un tratamiento sensible sobre un tema sensacional. El título trabalenguas demuestra conscientemente el impulso de su director por negarle al filme un acercamiento mas comercial.
    El punto focal es Martha (Elizabeth Olsen), a quien conocemos entre sus…

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  • Sydney

    ★★★½ Watched by Sydney 09 Feb, 2016

    enjoyed this one but ultimately slightly dissatisfied. the parts of the story we saw were very much captivating, but the "ambiguous" ending left lots of unanswered questions for me. also, i don't like the title.

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  • Melina Hansson

    ★★★★ Watched by Melina Hansson 05 Feb, 2016

    Wow, what a great film. Although slow at times, Elizabeth Olsen was fantastic, it was deeply unsettling and incredibly suspenseful.

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  • derpzerplin

    ★★★★½ Watched by derpzerplin 04 Feb, 2016

    Somehow simultaneously hazy and unhurried, yet filled with tension. Cults are terrifying.

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  • Matt Slocum

    ★★★★★ Watched by Matt Slocum 04 Feb, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Elizabeth Olsen is unbelievable in this. She becomes her character. She spends the entire film on the verge of collapse, this tension building and building until it finally comes to a head. When she finally breaks you can see the crushing weight of it in her eyes, like you're staring directly into her soul. It was a spine-tingling moment for me. I can't believe how perfectly it was delivered.

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  • CurateGrace

    ★★★★★ Added by CurateGrace 2

    this was a difficult watch due to the way in which my parents chose to raise me so i have decided to forego putting personal interpretation thoughts in type and to, instead, sound off on the level of adoration i have for the craft it took to present such an accurate picture of remolding someone's brain into that of one's own purpose...

    durkin captures the process and ramifications of control with precision akin to that of a surgeon. losing sense…

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  • jto111

    ★★★★½ Added by jto111

    A brilliantly claustrophobic drama starring Elizabeth Olsen.

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  • Luis Cardel

    ★★★★½ Watched by Luis Cardel 01 Feb, 2016

    Great acting and I love movies that look real. Thank you for this psychological analysis.

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  • Vincent Lao

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Vincent Lao 27 Jan, 2016 2

    The first time I saw this film, it’s did not hit me. But then re-watching the film again made me re-figure things out that I didn’t realize the first time and appreciate the puzzling beauty that it surrenders. Sean Durkin’s hallucinatory Martha Marcy May Marlene has always that alien quality that at first feels impenetrable, but as soon you dig deeper and see much closer to its details, you’ll find that it’s something special.

    Cult abuse and its disturbing ramifications…

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  • Arlowe_

    ★★★★ Watched by Arlowe_ 31 Jan, 2016

    There's a line in the movie, "do you ever have that feeling that you can't tell if something's a memory or something you dreamed" which pretty much sums up my life. I appreciate the dreamy-like editing structure too, which helps hammer that point home.

    Really beautiful, hazy and uneasy movie.

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  • alexcmurphy

    ★★★★ Added by alexcmurphy

    A prime example of "non-horror horror". Imagine It Follows without the supernatural, and an even more bone-chilling ending.

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  • Steven Adam Renkovish

    ★★★★★ Added by Steven Adam Renkovish

    Sean Durkin’s film debut, ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’, was a hit with the indie crowd at Sundance this year, winning the U.S. Director’s Award for Best Drama. After much acclaim in the film festival circuit, ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ has been given a wide release. It is also one of the best films of the year.

    The story focuses on a young girl named Martha, who escapes from a manipulative, abusive cult in the Catskill Mountains. Her estranged older sister…

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