Charlie Says

Release Date: May 10th, 2019

R |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

Years after the shocking murders that made the name Charles Manson synonymous with pure evil, the three women who killed for him -- Leslie Van Houten, Patricia Krenwinkel and Susan Atkins -- remain under the spell of the infamous cult leader. Confined to an isolated cellblock, the trio seem destined to live out the rest of their lives under the delusion that their crimes were part of a cosmic plan, until an empathetic graduate student attempts to rehabilitate them.

Cast: Matt Smith, Hannah Murray, Suki Waterhouse, Annabeth Gish, Chace Crawford, Merritt Wever, Sosie Bacon, Bridger Zadina

Director: Mary Harron

Genres: Drama

Production Co: IFC Films, Epic Level Entertainment

Keywords: Prison, Fall, Rescue, 1970s, Office, Murder, 1960s, Fascinating, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Robbie CollinThe Telegraph

    This is an innovative, occasionally provocative, often frustrating film, but one whose perspectives on guilt and victimhood offer a new angle on a notorious case. show more

  • 40
    Demetrios MatheouScreen International

    Skimpy psychological insight, a clumsy structure and what turns out to be a miscast Smith all contribute towards what seems like a wasted opportunity. show more

  • 70
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    As a portrait of bogus revolutionary rhetoric used to undermine and control women, it’s thoughtful and provocative. show more

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