My Week with Marilyn Reviews

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October 31, 2019
The film wants to have its cake and eat it regarding the tragic mythological baggage of Monroe.
October 23, 2017
... the movie overall doesn't quite live up to the sum of its best parts.
October 5, 2016
This all sounds like the stuff of frothy period romance, but it comes off as dated, silly, and a little boring.
May 3, 2015
A great big slab of middlebrow fan-fiction.
March 12, 2012
A few good performances here and there do nothing to prevent this sappy, doe-eyed production from falling head-first into tedious territory.
February 17, 2012
The subject matter is interesting but I was disappointed with its delivery. The screenplay is repetitious.
December 28, 2011
The egregiously lackadaisical vibe ensures that the novelty of the premise slowly-but-surely wears off...
December 7, 2011
It seems like oversimplified hogwash, but that's how films like this go.
November 28, 2011
Its taken-for-granted target audience should feel manipulated enough to rebel against such obvious Weinstein Co. Oscar bait.
November 26, 2011
This indifferently shot film winds up being another in a long line of creative works by men that exploit the legacy of Marilyn Monroe for their own satisfaction and little public good.
November 26, 2011
A dubious idea done in by Adrian Hodges's shallow script and Simon Curtis's clumsy direction.
November 25, 2011
Out of one side of the film's mouth, we hear, 'Isn't it a shame, what celebrity culture did to this girl?" and out of the other side, 'Good God, look at her! She's a goddess!'
November 25, 2011
Curtis occasionally takes his characters out of Pinewood, but they're never really set free, either in physical or emotional terms.
November 25, 2011
While My Week With Marilyn acknowledges the void between her public persona and private life, it does very little to fill it.
November 25, 2011
Hmmm. More Candle in The Wind-isms. Great.
November 25, 2011
The narrative is bogged down in detail, meaning Colin's infatuation arrives and departs too quickly and without much insight into his mental state.
November 24, 2011
The magic on-set moments meant to make Marilyn's inconstancy worthwhile don't come off as such, which leaves us to wonder just why anyone would put up with her.
November 24, 2011
Williams' impersonation is up to scratch, and adoring her isn't too hard. She captures the lilting voice and eagerness to please, and her heart-shaped face makes for a likeness that's sometimes uncanny.
November 23, 2011
A hacky, obvious biopic, directed with a crabbed lack of visual flair, and marching through its predetermined story with stentorian dullness.
November 23, 2011
Whether or not this brief episode is emblematic of Monroe's life, it makes for a frustrating and inadequate movie.
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