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  • It's Olsen, as a damaged soul clinging to shifting ground, who makes this spellbinder impossible to shake. show more

  • Martha Marcy May Marlene is a strange case, a drama that's disturbing and yet inert. Writer-director Sean Durkin builds an atmosphere of dread, which means that he persuades us to believe in the characters and in the central situation. But he doesn't build interest. show more

  • A horror movie that follows none of the predictable paths of the genre, it offers disturbing psychological drama and nuanced chills rather than outright terror. show more

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  • January 28, 2013 amy
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    I loved it! Disturbing, but I couldn\'t stop watching and the end was perfect! Elizabeth Olsen is super hot and perfect in this role.

  • May 27, 2012 jm00000000110968
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    Fantastic and real acting. Very refreshing to see. I can\'t say enough about Elizabeth Olsen. She\'s the most promising actress I\'ve seen in a long time and I look forward to seeing what else she does. I agree with the others about the ending. Not thrilled about it for sure. It\'s a very disturbing movie. It fits more into the drama category as far as i\'m concerned. It\'s very emotional and difficult to watch at times due to subject matter. Warning if you are sensitive to rape scenes this is not for you. I am still in awe at the way this movie was done. Very impressive. The kind of movie that lingers with you. It\'s pretty depressing and creepy at the same time. The thing that gets you is really believing this stuff takes place and can happen to your child or someone you know. Very tragic and like I said disturbing but a quality movie none the less.

  • November 24, 2011 mikesmutt
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    This is certainly not a film you\'ll leave with a smile on your face. Interesting material but the ending leaves you wondering why you spent the time. Don\'t waste your money.

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