My Week with Marilyn Reviews

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July 18, 2017
This is a trifle of a film about a trifle of a film. But trifles can be appealing, especially English trifles, and this one is no exception.
June 20, 2013
I believe the heart of the film, and the cleverest stroke of all, is Eddie Redmayne as Colin Clark, someone few of us will have heard of.
December 2, 2011
That's all familiar lore but, to his credit, director Simon Curtis lays out these separate ambitions and conflicting tensions with breezy dispatch in the early frames.
November 26, 2011
A dubious idea done in by Adrian Hodges's shallow script and Simon Curtis's clumsy direction.
November 25, 2011
[Williams] floats through the movie, perfectly capturing Monroe's way of rhythmically whispering through a song, looking softly frightened when uncertain, and not strolling so much as delicately oozing across the floor.
November 25, 2011
Williams is a more three-dimensional Monroe than the love goddess herself. The performance is both an eerie imitation and a touching revelation.
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
We have here possibly the thespiest film of all time.
November 24, 2011
My Week With Marilyn is light fare: it doesn't pretend to offer any great insight, but it offers a great deal of pleasure and fun...
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 24, 2011
Michelle Williams plays Monroe, and she's a wonder.
November 23, 2011
It's too bad that Williams didn't have a script or director that would have given the film a better chance of attaining greatness.
November 23, 2011
[Williams] captures not only Monroe's fragility but also the guile and gumption beneath it. What she can't capture, of course, is Monroe's aura, and without it, the performance comes across as something more than mimicry but less than incandescence.
November 23, 2011
It's an easy emotional rollercoaster to put an audience through, and while Williams nails the breathy voice and flickers of doubt, her work here is never allowed to feel truly effortless.
November 23, 2011
After My Week, Monroe remains an enigma. And that isn't a failing of Williams' performance but an expression of its nuance.
Top Critic
November 23, 2011
When Williams turns on her inner Marilyn -- surrounded by, say, the staff of a stately home she's visiting on the sly -- she's a superstar, with a smile that could light up the surrounding county.
November 23, 2011
Michelle Williams shoulders the daunting task of portraying the screen legend, and though she requires a body double with the appropriate curves, she gives a sweet and nicely vulnerable performance.
November 23, 2011
Williams's Monroe is more vital than anything else. The actress captures Monroe's range of emotions and personae, her shifts from vulnerability to brashness.
November 23, 2011
Brilliantly playing doomed '50s sex bomb Marilyn Monroe, Michelle Williams gets under the skin of the troubled yet vulnerable icon in a way no one else ever has.
November 23, 2011
Look at how Williams goes from unconsciously being Marilyn to consciously "acting" her. Would that the entire movie were as eloquent.
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