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Movie Review: Martha Marcy May Marlene

Opening with a young woman escaping a Manson-esque cult, we know this isn’t going be an ordinary thriller.

Martha Marcy May Marlene


  • Genre: Thriller

  • Director: Sean Durkin

  • Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes

  • Rate: ****




Opening with a young woman escaping a Manson-esque cult, we know this isn’t going be an ordinary thriller. The titular character’s harrowing ordeal is revealed in flashbacks as she readjusts to real-life at her sister’s cottage. First time director Sean Durkin ratchet’s up the tension amidst fears her “family” will come looking for her in a film that proves the threat of violence is far more frightening than the real thing.

 
 
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