Martha Marcy May Marlene

Lists: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Thriller, Drama

Brief Synopsis: "Martha has run away from an abusive hippie-like cult where she was living as Marcy May for two years. She turns to her sister and brother-in-law who take her in and want to help her. The problem is Martha is having a hard time separating dreams from reality and when haunting memories of her past keep resurfacing, she may need more help than anyone is able to give her."

Overall Ranking: 701 (Rank from 2011: # 27)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 60%
Regular 30%
Half-Popped 10%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews97(full review)
David Baruffi97(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik90 - Schizophrenic thriller/drama about the difficulties of finding yourself. It is a thrilling debut by Elizabeth Olsen as a lost individual.
(full review)
Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 8
Kevin McCarthy90(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown88(full review)
Dave Examines Movies87(full review)
Chris of This Is Madness75 - My ratings are on a five point scale, translated as such: 1 - Abysmal, 25 - Bad, 50 - Mediocre, 75 - Good, 100 - Great
(full review)
Maurice of Movie Mixology70
Bryan Lienesch65 - More bizarre than anything else. It's biggest success is really just tainting yet another Olsen.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 6
Dan O'Neill55(full review)

People Involved

  • Hugh Dancy (Ted)
  • John Hawkes (Patrick)
  • Sarah Paulson (Lucy)
  • Elizabeth Olsen (Martha)
  • Christopher Abbot (Max)
  • Sean Durkin (Director)