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About the Movie
Details the unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941. Marston was in a polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth, a psychologist and inventor in her own right, and Olive Byrne, a former student who became an academic.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 152
- Fresh: 132
- Rotten: 20
- Average Rating: 7.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: It's quite a story and a cinematic task writer-director Angela Robinson is not always up to. But I wasn't bored, and in this anemic year that's saying a mouthful.
Fresh: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women presents a fascinating backstory for a beloved superhuman heroine. And, it's underlying themes of freedom and feminism are timely.
Fresh: At times the movie veers into sentimentality and the pacing slacks off in the final 30 minutes, but it never loses its magnetic focus on those three strong, central performances.
Fresh: As well dressed as any traditional period drama, Professor Marston offers a romanticised version of events... But beneath that glossy exterior lies a warm enduring love story that challenges rigid gender roles and the social orthodoxy.
Horribly pulled off
If you want a story this big to be told make sure you hire filmmakers who know the craft. I had to walk out of this poor excuse for a film
Stunning & Wildly Underrated
Unequivocally my favorite movie of the year. Angela Robinson sets out here to envision a love story that both follows and defies convention; it is successful simultaneously in its pursuit of storytelling and its positive and nuanced depiction of polyamory, a truly rare gem in all forms of media. It is beautifully shot, and the chemistry between the leads is remarkable. And though rife with delightful performances from all of them, there is no denying that Rebecca Hall in particular is a force, delivering one of the best performances of the entire year and bringing to life the many facets of Elizabeth Marston, from whom it is impossible to look away. This movie deserves much more recognition than its theatrical release brought it, but it earned my money a thousand times over (and all of my support).
A beautifully shot and well-acted film. A storyline of love, openess and above all, curiosity. Enjoy.