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Martha Marcy May Marlene

HD   R Closed Captioning

Sean Durkin

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About the Movie

In her stunning feature film debut, Elizabeth Olsen delivers an electrifying, star-is-born performance in this gripping psychological thriller that is far and away one of the year’s best! After escaping from a dangerous cult and the watchful eye of its charismatic leader (Academy Award® Nominee John Hawkes), a young woman named Martha (Olsen) tries to reclaim a normal life with her family. But the haunting memories from Martha’s past trigger a chilling paranoia — and nowhere seems safe as the fragile line between her reality and delusions begin to blur.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 196
  • Fresh: 177
  • Rotten: 19
  • Average Rating: 7.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: MMMM emphasizes the social and economic discrepancies between Martha's then and now, and alludes to Lucy's guilt about not being there for her younger sister in the past. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Mar 18, 2014

Fresh: In quiet, intimate ways, it is one of the most startling, haunting films you'll see all year. – Christy Lemire, Associated Press, Mar 18, 2014

Fresh: The horror aesthetic of B-movie producer Val Lewton -- that the unseen is more frightening than the seen -- is carried to a merciless extreme in this unnerving debut feature by writer-director Sean Durkin. – J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, Nov 3, 2011

Fresh: Durkin depicts a horror that some among us actually live, where the search for family leads to something familiar and dangerous. – Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post, Nov 4, 2011

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Customer Reviews

Plays with your mind!

I absolutely love this movie!! Elizabeth Olsen gives an amazing performance! It makes you question if this is reality or paranoia. I'd say definitely worth watching!

Great character movie

What are people complaining about. This is a great movie. I saw this movie 2 days ago & am still think about the ending. I love how it just finishes. It actually makes you think. Maybe thats why so many people don't like it. If your into mindless hollywood trash movies with no soul this movie isnt for u.

What was this movie about?

Nothing good to say, not even a good acting.

Martha Marcy May Marlene
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2012

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