Martha Marcy May Marlene | Full Movie
Martha Marcy May Marlene
- 1h 42m
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In her stunning feature film debut, Elizabeth Olsen delivers an electrifying, star-is-born performance in this gripping psychological thriller that is far and away one of the year’s best! After escaping from a dangerous cult and the watchful eye of its charismatic leader (Academy Award® Nominee John Hawkes), a young woman named Martha (Olsen) tries to reclaim a normal life with her family. But the haunting memories from Martha’s past trigger a chilling paranoia — and nowhere seems safe as the fragile line between her reality and delusions begin to blur.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Led by a mesmerizing debut performance from Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene is a distinctive, haunting psychological drama.
Once we've got over the frustration of this promising film's abrupt ending, we're left with the fe...
June 22, 2017
A purposely disturbing portrait of a damaged psyche.
June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Disquieting indie drama reveals the cost of cult life.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this superb indie psychological drama about a young woman's return to her family after years spent with a cult is both deeply engrossing and disturbing, with heavy themes of alienation, family estrangement, and trauma. Young women are sexually assaulted -- the scenes aren't graphic, but they are upsetting -- and a violent crime is committed. Characters drink, smoke (covertly), swear ("s--t," "f--k," and more), and display an unsettling alienation that comes from being traumatized.
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- Release Date:October 21, 2011
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD