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  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    This well-intentioned but clumsy attempt to get into the head of one of the 20th century's most famous women remains full of hot air. show more

  • 65
    NPR

    A heartfelt and well-intentioned love letter to an already deeply beloved star, and for anyone who's still not convinced, the picture works hard to make the case for Monroe's gifts as an actress. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Remove the comma from the title and Love, Marilyn plays like the command it is. show more

  • 38
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Slicker than most attempts to document Monroe's successes and tragic trajectory, but even her own words don't provide much more of an insight into what made this troubled icon tick. show more

  • 60
    David Parkinson Empire

    If not quite on the level of Garbus's terrific Bobby Fischer documentary, this still filled with fond recollections of Mazza's life and career. Fans will relish it. show more

  • 60
    Cath Clarke Time Out London

    Love, Marilyn blows out of the water the impression of Monroe as the helpless dumb blonde. show more

  • 40
    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

    The badly miscalculated meat of the film is an endless parade of to-camera addresses by performers such as Lindsay Lohan, Viola Davis and Uma Thurman, all reading clumsily from Monroe's recently discovered letters and journal entries as if it were final-exam time at the Actors Studio. show more

  • 100
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Most of us consider Marilyn Monroe a born star with modest acting skills, but Love, Marilyn deepens the argument that the ditzy, dim-bulb ''Marilyn'' was every inch a performance, and a brilliant one. show more

  • 60
    The New York Times

    The intelligence and dynamism of Ms. Garbus's approach could hardly fail to make you appreciate Monroe's growth as an actor. show more

  • 20
    Melissa Anderson Village Voice

    Fifty years after her death, the actress's corpse is still being picked over with ever-diminishing returns, as evidenced in Liz Garbus's garish, misguided documentary. show more

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